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hocus-pocus

noun [U] uk   /ˌhəʊ.kəsˈpəʊ.kəs/ us    /ˌhoʊ.kəsˈpoʊ-/
tricks used to deceive, or words used to hide what is happening or make it not clear: So much of what politicians say is just hocus-pocus.Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
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