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smoke and mirrorsnoun [plural]

uk   /ˌsməʊk ən ˈmɪr.əz/  us   /ˌsmoʊk ən ˈmɪr.ɚz/ mainly US
(Definition of smoke and mirrors from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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smoke and mirrorsnoun [plural]

uk   us  
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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