blow smoke

blow smoke
phrasal to speak idly, misleadingly, or boastfully

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • blow smoke — (USA) If people blow smoke, they exaggerate or say things that are not true, usually to make themselves look better …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • blow smoke — try to mislead or threaten someone by giving false or exaggerated information the coach has been blowing smoke for the past three years about our program * * * blow smoke see ↑smoke, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑blow blow smoke chiefly US informal : to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blow smoke — 1. tv. to state something in a way that conceals the truth. (See also smoke and mirrors.) □ She is a master at blowing smoke. She belongs in government. D When they began to figure him ut, he began to blow smoke. 2. tv. to smoke marijuana. (Drugs …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • blow smoke — verb To speak with a lack of credibility, sense, purpose, or truth; to speak nonsense. Are these statistics they cite verifiable, or are they just blowing smoke, trying to scare people? …   Wiktionary

  • blow smoke — American to say things that are not true in order to make yourself or something you are involved with seem better than it is. The team put on an unbelievable performance. I m not just blowing smoke they were great …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow smoke — 1. v. con; deceive; swindle; cheat 2. v. say something so as to avoid telling the truth. Stop blowing smoke and say something useful …   English slang

  • blow smoke — idi a) to speak deceitfully or misleadingly b) to boast; exaggerate …   From formal English to slang

  • blow smoke (up somebody's ass) — blow ˈsmoke (up sb s ass) idiom (taboo, NAmE, slang) to try to trick sb or lie to sb, particularly by saying sth is better than it really is Main entry: ↑blowidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • blow — blow1 /bloh/, n. 1. a sudden, hard stroke with a hand, fist, or weapon: a blow to the head. 2. a sudden shock, calamity, reversal, etc.: His wife s death was a terrible blow to him. 3. a sudden attack or drastic action: The invaders struck a blow …   Universalium

  • smoke — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ dense, heavy, thick ▪ black, blue, grey/gray, white, etc. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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