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red herring

A clue that is misleading or that has been falsified, intended to divert attention.

“Gall, the guy that does the hyp act is too shrewd, I think, to have committed such a smart murder and left himself with his pants down with no other red herring around.” -- Svengali Kill

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'red herring':

red herringA smoke-cured herring.
Red HerringSomething that can be extremely misleading and can cause the attention of an individual to be diverted to something else from the main issue/subject
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