Smoke

red herring

Meaning: something irrelevant that distracts you from something important

Example: The new law is just a red herring meant to draw our attention away from the issues regarding education. Read on

blowing smoke

Meaning: blows smoke in your face

Example: I know your motives behind this act; don't try to blow smoke in my eyes. Read on

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banana republic

Meaning: a small, poor country with a weak, corrupt or dishonest government

Example: If the current Prime Minister wins the election again, nobody can save our country from becoming a banana republic. Read on

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