Anglika's paraphrase paid the original the compliment of glossing over an error.
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What does `paid' mean in this sentence?
Thank you Casiopea. I got it.
But still I cannot understand the sentence altogether, though I know the meaning of each word individually.
Could anyone rephrase it?
I already know the meaning of gloss over but still I cannot understand it.
I understood the sentence as (Anglika complimented/supported the error without caring about it)
Am I right?
Hmm. Not to my reading. (You may want to PM BobK. He's the author. )