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window dressing

noun [U] uk   us  

window dressing noun [U] (SHOPS)

the skill of decorating shop windows and arranging goods in them so that they look attractive to people going past

window dressing noun [U] (DECEIVING)

disapproving things that are of no real importance and are said or done in order to make an attractive effect: Never mind the extra day's holiday, the free healthcare, and all the other window dressing in the company's offer - the point is, how much more money are we getting?
Translations of “window dressing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 商店, 商店櫥窗裝飾藝術, 櫥窗設計藝術…
in Chinese (Simplified) 商店, 商店橱窗装饰艺术, 橱窗设计艺术…
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