window dressing

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noun
  1. the art, act, or technique of trimming the display windows of a store.
  2. 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
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Related Words for window dressing

front, varnish, facade, showmanship