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dog and pony act

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dog and pony act

noun phrase

An elaborately prepared or staged presentation, event, etc, intended to sway or convince: Bring them in here and do a dog and pony act

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[1970s+; by the 1920s dog and pony show was a derisive name for a small circus]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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