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smoke and mirrors

noun [plural]
 
 
an explanation or description that is not true or not complete and is used to hide the truth about a situation: Even allowing for the smoke and mirrors, offers such as half-price cornflakes and 40% off washing powder look serious.
Translations of “smoke and mirrors”
in Chinese (Traditional) 煙幕,障眼物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 烟幕,障眼物…
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