window dressing noun
: the act of decorating and arranging products to display in a store window
: something that is intended to make a person or thing seem better or more attractive but that does not have any real importance or effect
: the display of merchandise in a retail store window
a : the act or an instance of making something appear deceptively attractive or favorable
b : something used to create a deceptively favorable or attractive impression
— win·dow–dress \ˈwin-dō-ˌdres\ transitive verb
— window dresser noun
Examples of WINDOW DRESSING
- These changes are being made for a good reason. They're not just window dressing.
- <the crime-does-not-pay moralizing is just window dressing for nasty hard-boiled stories>
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