One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The obscuring or embellishing of the truth of a situation with misleading or irrelevant information.‘the budget process is an exercise in smoke and mirrors’
- ‘Major accounting firms were all too happy to be deceived by corporate smoke and mirrors, as long as they got lucrative consulting contracts.’
- ‘And I think what's going on here is smoke and mirrors and not science.’
- ‘The truth here is not even obscured with the usual smoke and mirrors.’
- ‘Would you believe that all this ‘informed’ blather is just smoke and mirrors?’
- ‘Maybe no one would quite believe that he had no designs on the top job, but politics is all smoke and mirrors.’
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