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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.
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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They doused the blazing pan and used a powerful fan to blow smoke from the home.
My dad's dead cool, '' says the first wee girl, ``he can blow smoke out of his nose.
My dad's even cooler than that, '' says the second wee girl, ``he can blow smoke out of his ears.
We're going to have a problem with using different tests, and people are probably going to ask, `Are we are cutting it out so we can blow smoke over the issue?
It makes me want to light up and blow smoke rings for freedom - and I gave up smoking years ago.
As a hobbit, elf, man or dwarf, you can form your own Fellowship and fight or head down the tavern to blow smoke rings.
I think it's hypocritical for Bob Dole to have his surrogate, Newt Gingrich, come to California and blow smoke about the tax increase,'' Umberg said.
They used a giant fan to blow smoke out of the store, which is open as normal today.
They then used a large fan to blow smoke from the kitchen.
Firefighters used extinguishers to stop the fire and a large fan to blow smoke from the building.