more heat than light

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Definition of more heat than light

used to say that something or someone causes anger without making something (such as an issue under discussion) better understood Her inflammatory speech generated/produced more heat than light on the topic.The provocative new book generates more heat than light.

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“More heat than light.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/more%20heat%20than%20light. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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