Represent (something) as being larger, better, or worse than it really is.

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When children in Germany set off for their first day of school upon entering first grade, their grandparents present them with a large cardboard cone, attractively decorated and filled with toys, chocolate, candies/sweets, school supplies, and various other special treats. The cone is given to children to make this anxiously awaited first day of school a little sweeter.

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