Posted by ESC on July 13, 2004
In Reply to: Blowing Smoke posted by ESC on July 13, 2004
: : Where does the phrase "Don't blow somke up my ass" somce from?
: : The meaning is "don't give me false praise" or "Don't lie to me".
: : The only clue I've found is that it may have something to do with tobacco enemas
: Here's what was said during a previous discussion:
: The smoke is the same as in "smoke and mirrors" to describe the distractive illusions of a magician.
: And "smoke and mirrors":
: Trickery or deception.
: From the performances of stage conjurers who use these devices to hoodwink the audience. Used more generally since the 1980s.