gloss over (third-person singular simple present glosses over, present participle glossing over, simple past and past participle glossed over) (transitive, idiomatic) To cover up a mistake or a crime; to hush up or whitewash. They glossed over the problem, hoping that the customers wouldn't notice. (transitive, idiomatic) To treat something with less care than it deserves; to skimp. This book only glosses over quantum mechanics, and doesn't go into detail.
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