Translation of hocus-pocus in Spanish:

hocus-pocus

Pronunciation: /ˌhəʊkəsˈpəʊkəs/

n

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (deception) [colloquial/familiar] trampa (f); (verbal) galimatías (m)
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.2 (as interjection/como interjección) abracadabra

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