Recent Examples of smoke and mirrors from the Web
This lack of transparency is relevant because CFIUS’s actions are an important part of the global M&A process, where clear signals are preferred to smoke and mirrors.
No smoke and mirrors just a sweaty Shayna on the beach with her pasty skin and messy hair.
Trump’s term in office may have begun with a noisy ejection from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but his big promise of protectionism has been mostly smoke and mirrors.
There were signs throughout 2016 that the Razorbacks were getting wins with smoke and mirrors.
What's interesting about Trump is that all his demagoguery is smoke and mirrors.
There aren’t enough smoke and mirrors in the world.
Other, accents, however, are a bit more in the realm of smoke and mirrors.
Michigan's offense has been an over-sized bag of smoke and mirrors through five weeks with almost zero substance behind it.
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SMOKE AND MIRRORS Defined for English Language Learners
smoke and mirrors
Definition of smoke and mirrors for English Language Learners
: something that seems good but is not real or effective and that is done especially to take attention away from something else that is embarrassing or unpleasant
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