Posted by Fred on December 30, 2003
In Reply to: Window dressing posted by Buster on December 30, 2003
: I was surprized this wasn't listed.
The following remarks about 'window dressing' are found in Brewer's Dictionary
of Phrase and Fable:
Properly, the display of goods in a shop window for the purpose of attracting
custumers. Figuratively, a specious display presenting oneself or one's
case in a favourable light.