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Synonyms for gimmick

Synonyms for gimmick

a clever, unexpected new trick or method

Synonyms for gimmick

a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident


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April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, State Budget Solutions(SBS), a nonprofit organization advocating for fundamental reform of state budgets and pensions, released a new report "Unbalanced: Why State Balanced Budget Requirements Are Not Enough," revealing that balanced budget requirements in most states are easily manipulated and allow gimmicks to give the illusion of a balanced budget.
If you want proof of how much of a gimmick they are, you only need to read about the latest supermarket boasting about selling loads more strawberries by renaming them Straw Murrays.
The story goes that the giant brewer has launched a Paddy's Day gimmick by sending pubs floor mats with feet on them marked L and R.
For this old-fashioned girl it's a gimmick that hasn't come a minute too soon.
Alexander has nothing but gimmicks, some of them ideas, some of them - red-and-black shirts, walking across New Hampshire - simply stunts.
While some managers have been caught up in an early burst of enthusiasm, gimmicks will never Lake the place of value-added services, caution some of the experienced voices from traditional industries.
We won't stop innovating - and with this product, gimmicks are out the window and the proof will be in the pizza.
While most "free" personality tests online are often gimmicks to collect email addresses, PersonalDNA.
But Mayo boasts the highest number of gimmicks ever to appear in one programme.
People who have to use gimmicks are desperate--if you have a great product you don't have to have any gimmicks.
1-2-3 Diabetes Diet: A Step-By-Step Approach To Weight Loss Without Gimmicks Or Risks by Robert J.
Sports Illustrated, once devoted to high-toned writing, now fills the entire first half of the magazine with quick-read gimmicks and crass junk.
This is a terrific thriller that focuses on the gimmicks and misdeeds of the modern day corporation as much as it does on a police investigation.
And he accuses Labour of being obsessed with cheap, headline-grabbing gimmicks such as free school breakfasts.
The book is divided into four parts: Sneaky Tricks and Gimmicks, such as detecting counterfeit bills using magnets; Sneaky Gadgets and Gizmos, such as using a wire-controlled toy car to make a power room door opener; Security Gadgets and Gizmos, such as a Rube Goldberg-type device for capturing break-ins on film; and Sneaky Survival Techniques, like how to use a plastic bag to obtain drinking water from plants--and also (caveat emptor) how to make clubs and knives from rocks and glass shards.