However, he was sugar-coating the pill he was determined to administer to Miss Adair without delay.
What does it amount to—luring people into the churches on one pretext or another, sugar-coating the pill?
There was no sugar-coating over the pill—no bright dialogue, no philosophy, no hint at a "moral lesson."
Sugar-coating inevitably destroys the child's appetite for healthy vigorous work.
He had never seen Nature--only her surface--the sugar-coating that she shows to youth.