North American informal An elaborate display or presentation, especially as part of a promotional campaign.
- 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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