Definition of “smoke screen” - English Dictionary

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“smoke screen” in American English

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smoke screennoun [ C ]

us /ˈsmoʊk ˌskrin/

something that hides the truth about a person’s actions or intentions:

The story served as a useful smoke screen to conceal where he really got the money.

(Definition of “smoke screen” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)