bells and whistles

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Extra features added for show rather than function; fancy additions or features.
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I need a new phone, but I don’t want all those fancy bells and whistles on it!.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'bells and whistles':

Bells and WhistlesGaudy accessories that are more of a decoration and are less useful in the real manner, high-tech features, flashy items, impressive accessories that are decorative
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