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dog and pony show

Syllabification: dog and pon·y show

Definition of dog and pony show in English:

noun

North American informal An elaborate display or presentation, especially as part of a promotional campaign.
Example sentences
  • We have the rifle association sponsoring a dog and pony show for their supporters, which include some of the biggest freaks this country has ever produced.
  • It was disturbing, however, to have to sit there for what turned into a dog and pony show.
  • I think that's one of the reasons why the producers selected me, is that the first time I contacted them, I expected this to be some weird dog and pony show.

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