Bells and Whistles

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Gaudy 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

Etymology:

  • This term gained popularity with advancement in different fields of technology. It is often used in a modern context to describe computerized equipment and electronic gadgets. This term basically represents modern accessories and their flashy appearance. This term represents the appearance of any new tech item. Though, it is very far from its literal meaning that depicts noise and show.
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We are soon getting new computer system and accessories with all bells and whistles.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Bells and Whistles':

bells and whistlesExtra features added for show rather than function; fancy additions or features.
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