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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. words said by a magician (= a performer who pretends to do magical things) when they are doing a trick
Translations of “hocus-pocus”
in Spanish juego de manos, abracadabra (palabras mágicas)…
in French tour de passe-passe, baratin…
in German der Hokuspokus…
in Chinese (Traditional) (隱瞞實情的)花招,詭計…
in Chinese (Simplified) (隐瞒实情的)花招,诡计…
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