gloss over

Meaning(s)

1. avoid or ignore something difficult or embarrassing

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gloss over the fact/someone's role in something

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The phrasal verb to gloss over means to behave as if something serious is not important or to deal with it very quickly. When you gloss over something you don't give it the attention it deserves.

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  1. The documentary was obviously biased towards the celebrity and glossed over a lot of his indiscretions.
  2. I don't mean to gloss over your concerns but I think you are overreacting.

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  1. I don't wish to gloss over the fact that our profits have been steadily on the decline, but I really don't think it helps to keep harping on about it.
  2. After the talks broke down, the boss glossed over his role in the fiasco and shifted the blame onto his staff.

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