window dressing


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. window back,
  2. window blind,
  3. window board,
  4. window box,
  5. window dresser,
  6. window envelope,
  7. window sash,
  8. window seat,
  9. window shade,
  10. window shopping

Origin of window dressing

First recorded in 1780–90

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