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blow smoke

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.
See also: blow, smoke

blow smoke

mainly AMERICAN
If someone blows smoke they deliberately confuse or deceive you. I just can't shake the feeling that he's up to something. Sounds to me like he's blowing smoke. Note: You can also say that someone blows smoke in your face or blows smoke in your eyes with the same meaning. He's being misled. They are blowing smoke in his face.
See also: blow, smoke

blow ˈsmoke (up somebody’s asstaboo)

(American English, slang) try to trick somebody or lie to somebody, particularly by saying that something is better than it really is: I won’t blow smoke up your ass. Your product is OK but I’ve seen better.
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blow smoke

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.
See also: blow, smoke

blow smoke

1. To speak deceptively.
2. To brag or exaggerate.
See also: blow, smoke
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Especially when it's blowing smoke, funneled through a smoke machine inside the shop, next to a giant U.
It's difficult to decide which is more inconsiderate - the insistence of parents to drive to within a few yards of the school gates - whatever the danger to other pedestrians and children - or patients and visitors leaning against large 'no smoking' signs nonchalantly blowing smoke over anyone passing through the hospital reception area, despite a designated smoking facility only 25 yards away.
A kids' party staged by Babel turned sour when a children's entertainer dressed as Spongebob removed his face covering to light a cigarette, started blowing smoke in the children's faces, then revealed he had recently been released from jail
There are also several cartoons and photos of mothers blowing smoke into infants' faces.
I guess blowing smoke is what politicians do, even those who got elected in November on the claims they would change things in Washington.
She is also seen standing over the helpless male, blowing smoke in his face.
It is certainly easy to criticise mothers - they get blamed for everything - but blowing smoke into your 21-month-old son's hair?
Every second young woman must have been blowing smoke into the air thinking they were so cool.
For this reason, I suspect the majority of people you quote in the article who suggest that saving energy and materials is a worthy end in itself are just blowing smoke and that in the final analysis their goals are really no different than ours were.
Why should I, or my children, have to put up with selfish smokers chirping on about their rights while blowing smoke in our faces in enclosed spaces?
I think he's blowing smoke," responded Brady with a voice sorely lacking in humor.
This photo from the European Space Agency shows desert winds blowing smoke from wildfires in Southern California
Your January 30 Advocate cover featuring "Smokin' Kristanna Loken" holding a cigarette and blowing smoke upward (ironically, toward a cover line that reads "To Our Health") irresponsibly presents smoking as glamorous and sexy.
When the M56 is blowing smoke, it can run through a tank of fuel in 60 to 90 minutes.
This is a family show, so we won't use the colorful idiom with which we would like to respond--let's just say someone is blowing smoke.