See also: smoke screen
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smokescreen (plural smokescreens)
- Smoke used as a disguise, mask or cover, as of troops in battle.
- (figuratively) Anything used metaphorically to conceal or distract.
- All that talk is just a smokescreen to disguise the fact that he has nothing to say.
smoke used as a disguise, mask or cover
anything used (metaphorically) to conceal or distract