(brush/breeze) over

Meaning(s)

1. to mention something without giving full details

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If you brush/breeze over something it means you don't give it the attention or importance it deserves. This implies neglectfulness. If you brush/breeze over a subject, you barely mention it or avoid spending time on it. This is an informal term you might hear in social or professional contexts.

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  1. When asked about his ex-wife, the actor brushed over that part of his life.
  2. I can't remember studying that part of the course. I must have breezed over it.

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  1. We can't brush over the fact that our emissions have been high, the media will pick up on it straight away.
  2. I think it's fair to say we breezed over that question very well, but we might not be so successful avoiding confrontation next time.

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