Dedicated to JLL 07
A visitor to Britain could not help noticing our passion for wallpaper. Rarthing than having painted walls, ours will be covered with wallpaper.
Of course, you have to prepare the wall properly and make sure that you fill any cracks first. Otherwise, you'd just be papering over the cracks!
This is a metaphor for dealing with something in a way that looks OK for a while but doesn't actually solve the problem.
There are serious problems with the health service and the government just paper over the cracks! - A hypothetical example, of course.
Well, if you want to know how to hang wallpaper properly, here's a short instructional video. The lady says it may be easier than you think - it looks bloody complicated to me!