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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.

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