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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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He said the judges "blow smoke up people's a***s" and build them up into thinking they are pop stars before they are ready for it.
They doused the blazing pan and used a powerful fan to blow smoke from the home.
We're delighted they've won call-ups to their countries' Commonwealth Games squads but I'm not going to blow smoke at the fans and tell them we'll cope easily because we'll have to learn to play differently.
"I'm not going to blow smoke up his backside yet because he's got a long way to go, but first impressions are very good."
MICK McCARTHY vowed to "blow smoke up Jay Bothroyd's a**e" after the striker came off the bench to win yesterday's Black Country derby.
They used a giant fan to blow smoke out of the store, which is open as normal today.
Others blow smoke in your face or determinedly puff right in front of you with an exaggerated look of bliss but, unbelievably, none of this bothered me one bit.
It makes me want to light up and blow smoke rings for freedom - and I gave up smoking years ago.
They then used a large fan to blow smoke from the kitchen.
``My dad's dead cool, '' says the first wee girl, ``he can blow smoke out of his nose.''