smoke and mirrors Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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smoke and mirrorsnoun [plural]

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Something that is ​described as ​smoke and ​mirrors is ​intended to make you ​believe that something is being done or is ​true, when it is not: The new ​budget isn't ​smoke and ​mirrors; it's an ​honestattempt to ​reduce the ​deficit.
(Definition of smoke and mirrors from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"smoke and mirrors" in Business English

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smoke and mirrorsnoun [plural]

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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.
(Definition of smoke and mirrors from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “smoke and mirrors”
in Chinese (Simplified) 烟幕,障眼物…
in Chinese (Traditional) 煙幕,障眼物…
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