Definition of blow smoke in US English:

blow smoke


  • Try to mislead or threaten someone by giving false or exaggerated information.

    ‘the coach has been blowing smoke for the past three years about our program’
    • ‘Continuing his attacks on Labour, Mr Howard said: ‘However hard Labour's spin doctors try to blow smoke in our eyes with junk statistics, hard working families understand the reality.’’
    • ‘Larry, you and I have know each other long enough, we don't need to blow smoke at one another.’
    • ‘Pompous politicians and other do-gooders love to blow smoke and their own horns as they crusade against legalized gambling.’