window dressing

Primary Meanings of window dressing

1.
n
the decoration of shop windows
2.
n
a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
Full Definitions of window dressing
1

n the decoration of shop windows

Type of:
decoration
the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)
2

n a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant

Synonyms:
facade
Type of:
deceit, deception, misrepresentation
a misleading falsehood

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