red herring

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A smoke-cured herring.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'red herring':

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