can·dy-coat (kănʹdē-kōt') tr.v. can·dy-·coat·ed, can·dy-·coat·ing, can·dy-·coats
To minimize the unpleasantness of; sugarcoat: “Trust is damaged when doctors seem overoptimistic, or candy-coat the truth” (Wall Street Journal).

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