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smokescreen

noun [C] (also smoke-screen)     /ˈsməʊkskriːn/
something which hides the truth about someone's intentions: a smokescreen for sth The name change is a smokescreen for something larger. Some thought the decision to announce a change of direction was a smokescreen to cover the management's desire for the CEO's departure.
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