Well, there's no way to sugar-coat 80,000 jobs, so I won't even try.
I think they had a lot of trust for me because I never tried to sugar-coat it.
He really understood how to sugar-coat poison as well as any man of his stamp could.
They sugar-coat unpleasant truths, and are natural diplomats.
He did not sugar-coat enough the bitter truth which he was telling to the nation.
It prompts us to sugar-coat the sins which our forefathers swallowed in the rough; that is all.
(b) The Story with a Moral attempts to sugar-coat its sermon with a little narrative.
Lester realized that this was an asinine attempt to sugar-coat the true story and it made him angry.
You understand very well, too, how to sugar-coat the most bitter pills.
also sugar-coat, 1870, originally of medicine; figuratively, "make more palatable," from 1910. Related: Sugarcoated; sugarcoating.