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English definition of “window dressing”

window dressing

noun [U] uk   us  

window dressing noun [U] (SHOPS)

the skill of decorating shop windows and arranging goods in them so that they look attractive to people going past

window dressing noun [U] (DECEIVING)

disapproving things that are of no real importance and are said or done in order to make an attractive effect: Never mind the extra day's holiday, the free healthcare, and all the other window dressing in the company's offer - the point is, how much more money are we getting?
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