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Gild the Pill (To)

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To do something to make a disagreeable task less offensive, as a pill is gilded to make it less offensive to the sight and taste. Children’s powders are hidden in jam, and authors are “damned with faint praise.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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