Translation of "smokescreen" - English-Spanish dictionary

smokescreen

noun uk /ˈsməʊk.skriːn/ us /ˈsmoʊk.skriːn/

something that hides the truth about someone’s intentions

cortina de humo
Instead of doing something about the problem, the city council is hiding behind a smokescreen of bureaucracy.

an artificial cloud of smoke that is used to hide the movements or positions of soldiers from the enemy

cortina de humo

(Translation of “smokescreen” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)