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Or is Rand co-opting them by merely using his newfound adviser as a fig leaf?

To say that a consignment is “in compliance” with packing regulations is a mere fig leaf.

Finally in 2003, the absurdity of the explosive numbers forced MLB to institute a fig leaf of testing.

This fig leaf of legality must be stripped away, otherwise violence will persist.

That leaves Tzipi LIvni, who appears with each passing day to be little more than a fig leaf.

He laughed weakly at the recollection, for she had been as innocent of garb as Eve before the fig-leaf adventure.

"It is merely a fig leaf which this Adam is employing to hide his shame," said Luther.

It was simply that a naked truth, deprived of the last fig leaf, circulated concerning every one.

First you must know that several tribes go completely naked and wear but the fig leaf.

I would not give a fig or a fig-leaf to know the truth of it, as far as any man can teach it me.

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On this page you'll find 193 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fig leaf, such as: beard, blind, camouflage, cover, covering, and cover-up.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.