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There are 2 meanings of the phrase Fig Leaf.

Fig Leaf - as a noun

A leaf from a fig tree

A covering consisting of anything intended to conceal something regarded as shameful

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"The art piece depicted a classical statue draped in a fig leaf."
"The politician's apology was seen as nothing more than a fig leaf to cover up his wrongdoing."
"The company added a fig leaf of sustainability by promoting a single eco-friendly product."
"The actress posed for the magazine cover with only a strategically placed fig leaf."
"The government's promise to address the issue was nothing but a fig leaf to appease the public."
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