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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.
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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.
See also: blow, smoke

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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"These smokers always show reckless disregard and one even blew smoke at my young child," she said.
Again, wind blew smoke onto the carriageway, reducing visibility for driver.
Kym was seen dancing at her table in a Greek restaurant and later blew smoke in a mystery man's face while wearing a low-cut blue dress.
Some hookah bar owners and patrons blew smoke on Gentile's idea on Sunday.
At its peak in the early hours of yesterday, the fire on Baglan Mountain was tackled by around 40 firefighters and 14 homes were evacuated as strong winds blew smoke and embers close to homes.
The man was prosecuted after he blew smoke into a CCTV camera at his home in Chadwick House, Washwood Heath, and then refused to pay the pounds 50 fixed penalty ticket.
They also have strong shoulder blades, which were once used as sickles for grass cutting while native American Indian tribes blew smoke down the throat of a dead bear after a hunt, to calm the animal's spirit before its soul entered a special paradise known only to bruins.
Wind blew smoke and ash from field burning north of Eugene and Springfield into town Friday afternoon.
Russell spun round, glared at the hapless waiter and demanded to know if he knew who he was talking to as he blew smoke in his face
Like the Tobacco Executive mask of a few years back that blew smoke rings but never coughed, this seasons model comes with a rubber nose that blows off at certain speeds and causes you to tip over and dump all your candy on the pavement.
Only one smoker has been taken to court and fined pounds 415 after he blew smoke into a CCTV camera at his home in Chadwick House, Washwood Heath, and then refused to pay the pounds 50 fixed penalty ticket.
Winds blew smoke and ash over the capital, turning the moon red.
And at their second concert on Thursday Wood took a drag on a cigarette at the rear of the stage, walked forward and blew smoke at the front rows.
She said: "As we passed a group of teenage girls with a woman in her 40s they blew smoke at us.