One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘to dress it all up as a ‘green’ tax is sheer humbug’
hypocrisy, hypocritical behaviour, hypocritical talk, sanctimoniousness, posturing, cant, empty talk
insincerity, dishonesty, falseness, falsity, sham, deceit, deception, deceptiveness, imposture, pretence
fraud, trickery, cheating
informal phoneyness, con, kidology
Irish informal codology
2‘you are a coward as well as a humbug’
hypocrite, hypocritical person, plaster saint, whited sepulchre
charlatan, impostor, fraud, cheat, deceiver, dissembler, fake, sham
informal conman, con artist, phoney
1‘poor Dave is easily humbugged’
deceive, trick, delude, mislead, fool, hoodwink, dupe, hoax, take in, beguile, bamboozle, gull, cheat
informal con, kid, put one over on, have on, pull the wool over someone's eyes
vulgar slang bullshit
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