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Arbitrators eventually settled on reducing it to a one-course release, citing the fig leaf of fiscal exigency.
Others fear that ending guidance can be a fig leaf for companies in trouble.
Perhaps, but it is also true that western powers had never before reached for such a fig leaf.
Sometimes this has been true, other times it has been a fig leaf or an outright lie.
Letters and photographs-including one of the artist attired in nothing but a top hat and a fig leaf-round out the show.
Should the appeals court ruling stand, e-mail will be left with a fig leaf of legal protection compared to telephone calls.
Your telephone calls can be tapped at will with only a fig leaf of an order by a complaint authority.
The fig leaf is that you buy and use them for research, but the reality is that they're submitted by students as their own work.
But countries disadvantaged by such measures often charge that they're invoked as a fig leaf for old-fashioned protectionism.
The language is nothing but a fig leaf that does not really address the problem.
It is a bureaucratic fiction, a fig leaf for the appalling truth.

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