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bells and whistles

noun [plural] uk   us  
special features that are added to a product or system to attract more buyers: Manufacturers still build luxury cars with all the bells and whistles.
Translations of “bells and whistles”
in Chinese (Traditional) 附加特色,點綴品…
in Chinese (Simplified) 附加特色, 点缀品…
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