Smoke and Mirrors




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Smoke and Mirrors : Phrases



Meaning:

Not real, lacking substance, to create an illusion.


Example:

Congress proposes to cut taxes, increase spending, and reduce the budget deficit all at the same time through the judicious application of
smoke and mirrors.


Origin:

Magicians often use smoke and mirrors to create illusions and obscure your vision of a bit of trickery. A person who is using
smoke and mirrors is creating an illusion.


See also :
Blowing Smoke

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