Monday, April 10, 2006

Cliché: to sugarcoat something (also candy-coat something)

(entered for 04.10.06)

Meaning: be overly optimistic about something to lessen its impact.
Rewrite 1: coat it with cavity-inducing2b sweetness
Rewrite 2: a ripe lemon coated with sugar
Rewrite 3: sweeten the gruel with optimism
Rewrite 4: coat the medicine with a fine sheen1 of sugar

Comment: I’m optimistic you’ll find more ways to coat the unsavory with sugar.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I googled “clichés”:
Movie Clichés: “Software by Tom Crosley and others.” From the

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