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smokescreen

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From smoke + screen

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Noun

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smokescreen

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  1. Smoke used as a disguise, mask or cover, as of troops in battle.
  2. Anything used metaphorically to conceal or distract.
    All that talk is just a smokescreen to disguise the fact that he has nothing to say.

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