blow smoke(redirected from blowing smoke)
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1. Literally, to expel smoke from one's mouth, as while smoking a cigarette, cigar, etc. Ew, don't blow smoke in my face!
2. To smoke marijuana. My little brother has no aspirations of going to college—he'd much rather blow smoke with his friends all day.
3. To intentionally mislead. I think they're blowing smoke about giving regular raises to their employees—I couldn't find any evidence to support that claim.
to deceive others He wanted everyone to believe he had a lot of experience, but I think he was just blowing smoke.
to say things that are not true in order to make yourself or something you are involved with seem better than it is The team put on an unbelievable performance. I'm not just blowing smoke - they were great.
1. tv. to state something in a way that conceals the truth. (see also smoke and mirrors.) She is a master at blowing smoke. She belongs in government.
2. tv. to smoke marijuana. (Drugs.) Frank sits around blowing smoke when he’s not selling.
1. To speak deceptively.
2. To brag or exaggerate.