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English definition of “window dressing”
› COMMERCE the art of displaying goods in a store window to attract customers: The designers are skilled in everything from stitching to window dressing.
› FINANCE, STOCK MARKET in the management of investors’ portfolios (= collections of shares), the activity, towards the end of a financial period, of selling shares that have fallen and buying ones that have risen so the portfolio looks better than it really is: Portfolio managers continued to buy popular stocks as part of their end-of-quarter window dressing.
› the act of making something look more attractive than it really is, especially when you are hiding negative facts or details: The insurance industry's voluntary code of practice has been criticized as mere window dressing rather than serious self-regulation. window dresser noun [C] › Window dressers must think of the best way to attract the target audience.