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smoke screen

a mass of dense smoke produced to conceal an area, vessel, or plane from the enemy.
something intended to disguise, conceal, or deceive; camouflage.
Origin of smoke screen
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It's a bogus smoke screen to throw up that only skew the debate in you guys favor.
  • The trial served as a useful smoke screen but it did not signify any political about-face.
  • Simply, clearly, with some sort of progressive story line minus a technical smoke screen.
British Dictionary definitions for smoke screen

smoke screen

(military) a cloud of smoke produced by artificial means to obscure movements or positions
something said or done in order to hide the truth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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