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  • v  coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze
  • v  cause to appear more pleasant or appealing
    The mayor did not sugarcoat the reality of the tax cuts

  • They don't sugarcoat the stresses of the marital kitchen, either.
  • His affability helps sugarcoat fiercely conservative fiscal policies that might otherwise be a tough sell in a state where only 13% of the voters are registered Republicans.
  • Think about the Crucifixion there's no way to sugarcoat that.
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  • Chicago Blackhawks: Don't Blame Game 2 Loss on Brandon Bollig
    The Chicago Blackhawks head to Boston looking at what amounts to be a five-game series for the 2013 Stanley Cup. Just remember to spread the blame around after the 'Hawks dropped Game 2 Saturday night. Don't toss Chicago forward Brandon Bollig under the bus for a 2-1 overtime loss to the Bruins. Let's not sugarcoat Bollig 's role in the loss. He did fail to come up with a puck along the boards ...
    June 16, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • Herald News: Keeping up with police OT in Paterson
    THERE'S no way to sugarcoat it. The men and women in uniform who patrol the streets of Paterson do a dangerous job. For too many years now the city has been awash in illegal guns, illegal drugs and prostitution. The people the city sends out in uniform to combat those problems are not always the best paid in the state, though they, along with their colleagues across New Jersey, perform an often ...
    June 14, 2013 - The Record
  • Is Gold at a Turning Point?
    There's no way to sugarcoat the dismal performance of the precious metals in recent months. But a revisitation of the reasons for owning them reveals no cracks in the underlying thesis for doing so.
    June 13, 2013 -

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