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window dressing

the art, act, or technique of trimming the display windows of a store.
misrepresentation of something, so as to give a favorable impression:
The company's list of assets included a great deal of window dressing.
Origin of window dressing
First recorded in 1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • How much of what you've been feeding me is just window dressing?

    Vigorish Gordon Randall Garrett
  • You may think of it as a kind of window dressing upon the Medieval.

  • “We want a new school of window dressing,” said Parsons, regardless of the comment.

  • “Archie is having an awful time skinning and stuffing it,” said Eddie, who sat by the window dressing trout flies.

    The Eagle Cliff R.M. Ballantyne
  • Especially when the art of window dressing has come in recent years to be a finely developed art of its own.

    The Romance of a Great Store Edward Hungerford

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