smoke and mirrors

Inskickad av ϕιλομαθής Tis, 18/09/2018 - 13:59

Idiomatic translations of "smoke and mirrors"

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Meanings of "smoke and mirrors"


something intended to disguise or draw attention away from an often embarrassing or unpleasant issue —usually hyphenated when used attributively

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the obscuring or embellishing of the truth of a situation with misleading or irrelevant information.

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अप्रासंगिक या भ्रामक जानकारी देकर सत्य से ध्यान भटकना

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сокрытие или приукрашивание правды, истинного состояния дел с помощью неуместной, отвлекающей, или вводящей в заблуждение информации.

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Algo destinado a disfrazar o alejar la atención de un tema a menudo vergonzoso o desagradable.

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"smoke and mirrors" i sångtexter

DJ Snake - Let Me Love You

Somethin' beautiful.
Sellin' a dream,
Smoke and mirrors keep us waitin' on a miracle,
On a miracle.

Die Fantastischen Vier - Yours Sincerely

MfG - Yours sincerely
The world is at our feet, since we're standing on it
We walk upon it for a life full of smoke and mirrors
Before we fall, we'd rather stand out

Demi Lovato - Smoke & Mirrors

Now that I see you clearer
Was it just smoke and mirrors?
Was it just smoke and mirrors?

Philippine - Nonsense

What's the point ?

It's nothing but smoke and mirrors,
Never serious, yeah, that's nonsense

JVG - Warm enough

Without winning any I’m staring down
‘Cos I have such fresh pair of sneakers on
It’s just talk, smoke and mirrors
That we can go on totally without any sleep


I'm staying true to myself, follow nobody, it's all smoke and mirrors
The dream, the kush and the purple one's, got everything I need
Wake up in the evening, feel under the bed for the Ultra Boosts
Have to go again when the road calls, got the Walkin' Blues

Faye Wong - The Tides of Time

A lamp glows bright in my heart
You allowed me to see through the smoke and mirrors
You are that lamp in my heart

Jayn - Smoke and Mirrors

No, I won't fall for this again
I'll always see behind your smoke and mirrors
I know you love me deep inside, you're simply caught up in her lie

Tommee Profitt - I Know Your Secrets

All of the promises you've made
Are dead and washed away
Your smoke and mirrors won't change what I know

Seelennacht - Smoke and Mirrors

No, no!

Smoke and mirrors
And time runs its course

Faouzia - Elon (a work in progress)

You feed me the poison, I’ve been feeding you

All the smoke and mirrors are long gone
All the pretty flowers are dead in thorns

Barbra Streisand - Don't Lie to Me

You can build towers of bronze and gold
You can build castles in the sky
You can use smoke and mirrors - all clichés
Not today, not today

Nightwish - Song of Myself

I, too, wish to be a decent manboy but all I am
Is smoke and mirrors
Still given everything, may I be deserving

Tina Turner - Goldeneye

And time, time is not on your side

See him move through smoke and mirrors
Feel his presence in the crowd

Lucio Battisti - Our dear angel

But he will never be a slave.

Smoke and mirrors:
[Those] with no reason flash on the ground

Bumazhnye Tigry - Smoke and mirrors

Hypnotisers and ventriloquists,
Somnambulists and sword swallowers
Smoke and mirrors.

Tender - Smoke

I was left to my own devices
Thought I found a friend
Smoke and mirrors made me lightning

Lil Wayne - Spiegel

Ich sehe mich an wie ich jetzt bin, und kann meine Verhangenheit erkennen
Verdammt, ich sehe genau so aus wie mein scheiß Vater
Zünde an, das ist Rauch und Spiegel1
Ich sehe sogar im gebrochenen Spiegel gut aus

  • 1. Original sollte "smoke and mirrors" sien. Der Marijuanarausch ist bloß ein Trick, lässt ihn sich für besser halten, als er ist, vernebelt seine Selbstwahrnehmung.

Xavi - The Time Is Ripe

I want to feel if anything is still there
Or if everything's numb
Just smoke and mirrors
Damn it, I need you, probably more than I need me

Ruby Ibarra - Us

They thieve until one piso might just turn to C-Notes, see no light
Hacienda like Aquino, right? Rodrigo vigilante type--
They kill my titos left and right, when smoke and mirrors fill the night