flash over
 v. phr.— «Other vehicles show the effects of time—that shops had hidden with a fresh coat of paint, Suggs said. The industry calls the practice “flashing over,” making the car worth far less.» —“Cars get new bodies, people get new spirit” by Al Greenwood Fayetteville Observer (North Carolina) Jan. 10, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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