window dressing


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Synonyms for window dressing

a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant

the decoration of shop windows

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If you are tempted to change up your window dressings, there is more choice than ever on the market - no matter what your style.
Technavio analysts forecast the global window dressing market to grow at a CAGR of 3.67% during 2014-2019.
To be absolutely clear, there is no way to know whether a particular set of flows into SPY represents a large investment from new funds, a rotation of some sort, window dressing or something else, but window dressing at the very least remains a good possibility in this particular circumstance.
After judging the competition, managing director of Green Room Retail, Richard Ash, offered some advice on window dressing. "It is important to keep in mind the fact that the audience for a High Street window is normally passing at quite a pace, and the window has just three or four seconds to stop them in their tracks," he said.
THE Government - I no longer call it a Coalition (the Lib Dem's are just a bit of poor window dressing) - are determined to make Britain "great" again, for the "few".
The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday overturned an earlier guilty verdict and acquitted three former executives of the defunct Nippon Credit Bank of alleged window dressing in a retrial ordered by the Supreme Court.
ANGRY campaigners yesterday slammed a ban on animal testing for household products as just "window dressing".
FINANCE MINISTER Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday cautioned against window dressing by accounting firms and called for more stringent disclosure guidelines.
WHAT window dressing works well with tilt-and-turn windows to give privacy but still allows full movement of the window?
The former Europe Minister later accused Gordon Brown of having a two-tier Cabinet and of using women as window dressing - a claim ridiculed after the glamorous MP posed in a glossy magazine photo shoot.
"Several of the women attending Cabinet, myself included, have been treated by you as little more than female window dressing," Flint wrote in her resignation letter.
You want to scream, "But honey, you don't need all that window dressing to look beautiful, and it sends the wrong message about who you really are inside."
Still, these bits are just window dressing for Fitzgerald's real question: Why can't the institutions we give so much to--governments, religions--come together to fight a common enemy in HIV/AIDS?
Whether or not this window dressing helped passersby digest their lunch, it was part of a grand plan to bring Graham to the people.
Having the name of your particular state on the ID is meaningless window dressing."