Definición de hocus-pocus en inglés:
1Meaningless talk or activity, typically designed to trick someone or conceal the truth of a situation: some people still view psychology as a lot of hocus-pocus
Más ejemplos en oraciones
- And no amount of organic industry hocus-pocus can make that truth disappear.
- His bill not only includes some $400 million a year in direct subsidies, but it also attempts to bamboozle us with linguistic hocus-pocus, simply defining away the industry's environmental ugliness.
- He never offers specifics; it's all hocus-pocus.
1.1A form of words used by a person performing conjuring tricks.
- ‘Maybe you'd prefer abracadabra hocus-pocus,’ said Madi nastily, and the room was filled with pretty multicoloured sparkles which eventually faded away.
- The power of magick is not just hocus-pocus, a wiggle of a rat, and a curse with a bat.
- Up to that point it was all potions and hocus-pocus.
1.2US Deception; trickery.
- Our most beloved hocus-pocus of all is the idea that economic growth will rescue us from all our troubles - but last fall the economy grew 8 percent without creating any new jobs to speak of.
- There is no hocus-pocus, no aggressive posturing or screaming for effect.
- As I've already said, there are lots of people who are sceptical about psychics, and think that's it's just hocus-pocus.
early 17th century: from hax pax max Deus adimax, a pseudo-Latin phrase used as a magic formula by conjurors.