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Synonyms for smokescreen

(military) screen consisting of a cloud of smoke that obscures movements

an action intended to conceal or confuse or obscure

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His family life and childhood, particularly his strained relationship with his dad, is the main focus of his Smokescreens & Castles gig, but he makes sure he never takes it too far.
Russell Kane can be seen in Smokescreens & Castles at the Royal Spa Centre, Leamington, on Wednesday (box office 01926 334418).
Smokescreens & Castles is inspired by Russell's childhood home; the only council house in his street which had been privately bought - by his dad.
Smokescreens & Castles is inspired by Kane's childhood home - the only council house in his street which had been privately bought.
The bricking they put around their love, the barriers they built in place of feelings, the smokescreens in communication which hid the tender truth.
Smokescreens & Castles sees Kane return to the road following a whirlwind year which has included two national tours, with both stand-up show Human Dressage and his new Fakespeare play, The Tragickal Saveings of King Nigel.
The war in Iraq was not about Saddam Hussain, weapons of mass destruction or any other of the spurious other smokescreens.
Blair, the man who erects so many smokescreens his name should be spelled Blur, cannot possibly hold on to his job.
They came up with oil slicks and smokescreens to deter pursuers.
A smokescreen can billow from the exhaust to put off pursuers.
Of course, the search for career and business opportunities must include major corporations, many of which proudly point to their diversity initiatives as proof that they are committed to hiring and advancing African Americans--regardless of whether their programs actually produce results or are little more than smokescreens against charges of racism.
In "Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits Volume I," gamers use smokescreens, missiles and oil slicks to run spies off the road in "Spy Hunter"; take to the air on a winged bird of prey as they battle opponents over the lava pits in "Joust"; race the clock to destroy the ultimate evil in "Sinistar"; protect the earth's inhabitants from alien abductors in "Defender"; keep a thirsty crowd supplied with drinks in "Root Beer Tapper"; and fight mutant robots in "Robotron 2084.
His perceptive reporting - currying no favours and without the use of spin and smokescreens - hits the nail on the head every time.
In these days of smokescreens and managerial bluster, isn't it refreshing to hear a boss admit the best team won?
But veteran observers of the CSR movement, such as Milton Moskowitz, co-author of Fortune magazine's annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America, has reluctantly concluded that CSR has just been a public relations smokescreen.