dog and pony show

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

dog and pony show (plural dog and pony shows)

  1. (historical) A small traveling circus featuring animals as entertainment.
  2. (idiomatic) Any presentation or display that is overly contrived or intricate.
    They put on a whole dog and pony show for the investors, but I'm not sure they've convinced anyone.

See alsoEdit