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Meaning of RED HERRING

Pronunciation:  red 'hering

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
  2. [n]  a dried and smoked herring having a reddish color
 
 Synonyms: smoked herring
 
 See Also: deflection, deflexion, deviation, digression, divagation, diversion, herring

 

 

 

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