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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to make small changes to sth 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 09:26:00


an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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