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  1. fig leaf

    • IPA[ˈfiɡ ˌlēf]

    美式

    • n.
      a leaf of a fig tree, often depicted as concealing the genitals in paintings and sculpture.;a thing designed to conceal a difficulty or embarrassment
    • noun: fig leaf, plural noun: fig leaves

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a leaf of a fig tree, often depicted as concealing the genitals in paintings and sculpture.
    • a thing designed to conceal a difficulty or embarrassment the amendment was just a fig leaf designed to cover the cracks in the party
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    • IPA[ˈfɪɡ liːf]

    英式

    • n.
      a leaf of a fig tree, often used for concealing the genitals in paintings and sculpture.

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