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- 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.
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- 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.”