dog and pony show

noun Informal.

an elaborate sales, advertising, or publicity presentation or campaign.

Nearby words

  1. dof,
  2. doff,
  3. doffer,
  4. dog,
  5. dog and bone,
  6. dog ape,
  7. dog biscuit,
  8. dog box,
  9. dog clutch,
  10. dog collar

Origin of dog and pony show

First recorded in 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019