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window dressing


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The decorative display of retail merchandise in store windows
  • n. The goods and trimmings used in such display
  • n. A means of creating a deceptively favourable impression of something or someone; something for appearance only.

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

  • n. a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
  • n. the decoration of shop windows


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  • Fiscal reforms like budget cuts, sound-money policies, and the launch of the bank were “the proper work of a financial administrator,” he conceded, but were just the window dressing for Morris’s “larger goal of recasting the structure of the Union.”

    Robert Morris


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