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sugarcoat (something)

To say, explain, or present something in a manner that is easier to accept, understand, cope with, or endure. Don't sugarcoat it for me, Doc—is my wife going to make it? My grandmother was never one to sugarcoat her criticisms. If she thought you had messed up, she would tell you in no uncertain terms.
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sugarcoated

Said, explained, or presented in a manner that is easier to accept, understand, cope with, or endure. Stop giving me sugarcoated responses whenever I ask about the state of the project. I need to know how it's actually progressing! It doesn't have to be sugarcoated, but you should aim to be a bit more empathetic when you deliver a prognosis to one of you patients.
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sugarcoated

mod. palatable; inoffensive; easy to take. Math is so sugarcoated these days. Even I could learn it.
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She said: 'They'll tell viewers, 'This is when we first met,' or, 'This is when we started dating.' I don't think there's anything sugarcoated. It's pretty raw and pretty real.' The series will consist of five half-hour episodes and an hour-long finale covering the wedding day.
However, the hardship endured on Shackleton's adventure is in no way sugarcoated by Hooper, who tells it rather matter-of-factly: "The last of the dogs were shot -- there wasn't enough food for them." In Antarctic Journal, she describes the creatures she sees on her well-researched trip, explaining their place in the food web, embellished by bright watercolours.
We're not surprised they found sugar in the middle of a Milky Way ("Sugarcoated news arrives from space," SN: 6/24/00, p.
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Under the smiling, sugarcoated tourist trap facade lies a complicated web of deceit, greed and murder.
"Until then, my experience had been sugarcoated." As the pain in her back grew worse, Gaither feared she might never dance again.
The artist's untroubled creative id was particularly vivid in the dozens of discrete objects that populated a wall of small shelves, delicately cloddish sculptures looking like something from the workroom of Franz West's little sister: tiny houses and containers and doll-like protuberances, all made from ad hoc combinations of craft-basket bits and bobs in taffy pinks, baby blues, and creamy yellows, sewn and glued and pinned together, then sugarcoated with glitter and lace.
However, in contrast to today's often sugarcoated gay characters, the future will include both heroes and villains who are gay.
She was once known in the States as a sugarcoated teen sensation.
He also knew that topologically it is equivalent to a sugarcoated doughnut from which three bites have been taken.