Potemkin village love

Potemkin village

Definitions

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  • n. Any false construct devised to disguise a shortcoming or improve appearances.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. something that seems impressive but in fact lacks substance

Etymologies

Purportedly named for fake settlements erected at the direction of Russian minister Grigori Alexsandrovich Potemkin to fool Empress Catherine II during her visit to Crimea in 1787. (Wiktionary)

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