- North American The obscuring or embellishing of the truth of a situation with misleading or irrelevant information: the budget process is an exercise in smoke and mirrors[with reference to illusion created by conjuring tricks]More example sentences
- The truth here is not even obscured with the usual smoke and mirrors.
- Would you believe that all this ‘informed’ blather is just smoke and mirrors?
- Major accounting firms were all too happy to be deceived by corporate smoke and mirrors, as long as they got lucrative consulting contracts.
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