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(v.) To describe a situation, item, or position as better or more desirable than a person with a disinterested standpoint might contend. Often people will use this term either to make an item more attractive for sale or downplay the risks or dangers of a situation or position.
Randy: Hey, check our my '86 Yugo. Slick-shifting four speed, Eastern European engineering, easy to service. All yours for $11,000.

Brooklyn: You're candy coating the situation. Bald tires, mad rust spots, sagging shocks -- this car is a piece of crap.
by poorbrokegraduatestudent August 16, 2010