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noun [countable/uncountable]     lipstick pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a colored substance in the form of a small stick that women put on their lips, or a stick of this
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  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    put lipstick on a pig to make small changes to ssomething very bad in an attempt to make it look a bit better

    His mission was to put lipstick on a pig, to prettify what remains a dire situation in the public finances.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/06/2013


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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