hide a multitude of sins

hide a multitude of sins

To conceal things that are unattractive or problematic. I need to wear a girdle to hide a multitude of sins. New drywall will hide a multitude of sins in the kitchen.
See also: hide, multitude, of, sin

cover/hide a ˌmultitude of ˈsins

(often humorous) used to say that something is not as good as it looks, sounds, etc: The term ‘abstract art’ covers a multitude of sins.A coat of paint can hide a multitude of sins.This expression comes from the Bible. A multitude is a very large number of things.
See also: cover, hide, multitude, of, sin
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Oversized knits hide a multitude of sins, but balance out with fitted pieces on your bottom half to avoid looking swamped.
THE LIFE-SAVER "Before you rush out and buy maternity clothes, take a look at your current pieces and see what you can work with - a bump bandeau can hide a multitude of sins, including a fly that won't do up," said Laura.
A little bit of nail varnish can hide a multitude of sins.
By dressing correctly for your shape it really can show off your best assets and hide a multitude of sins," he added.
Hide a multitude of sins by using wallpaper lining.
And if you win 1-0, it can hide a multitude of sins.
But he said: ``A lot of players are blessed with far greater ability than myself but hard work can hide a multitude of sins.
A flattering fit for pear shapes, this style will skim over the hip area and hide a multitude of sins.
Perfect for apple shapes, hide a multitude of sins under this oversized frock while still showing off shapely pins.
Many people hide away in the winter months and wear bulkier clothing in order to hide a multitude of sins.
The outfit appeared to hide a multitude of sins - even her jawline looked heavier.
Commendable as it is to have the gumption to go frolicking in the waves at St Tropez when you've got your bus pass, Joanie really must remember one thing: clever make-up and Lycra can hide a multitude of sins but saggy arms are always the true barometer of age.