dog and pony show

dog and pony show

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

Origin:
1965–70

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Main Entry:  dog and pony show
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an elaborate display or presentation, esp. to promote something; also, an elaborate social affair
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