Examples of smoke screen in a Sentence
His campaign promises were just a smoke screen.
The truth was hidden behind a smoke screen of lies.
Recent Examples of smoke screen from the Web
The harvesting machine moves row by row at a fast clip, kicking up a smoke screen of red dust and diesel exhaust.
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First Known Use of smoke screen
SMOKE SCREEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of smoke screen for English Language Learners
: something that you do or say to hide something or to take attention away from something
: a cloud of thick smoke that is used to hide ships, soldiers, etc.
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