Window dressing

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.