A snow job - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
a snow job
A form of manipulation that involves lying or flattery to persuade someone. He laid the compliments on her so thick, it was surprising that she couldn't see that it was nothing more than a snow job.
a snow job mainly AMERICAN
A snow job is an attempt to deceive someone by telling many lies or by giving praise that is not sincere. Critics say a vast public relations snow job has been launched to convince the public of the need for the project.
a ˈsnow job (American English, informal) an attempt to deceive somebody or to persuade them to support something by telling them things that are not true, or by praising them too much: That guy gave me a real snow job. If I’d known the truth I never would have given him the money.
References in periodicals archive
This fun article describes Ed Adams's avalanche research at Montana State University: "A Snow Job
," People, January 12, 2004.