eyewash

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eyewash

1. Literally, a solution used to cleanse the eyes of contaminants. The professor was quick to administer eyewash to the student who was splashed with chemicals during the experiment.
2. Nonsense or foolishness. His explanation is total eyewash and doesn't answer the question at all.

eyewash

1. n. nonsense; deception. It’s not eyewash! It’s true!
2. n. liquor. You’ve been putting away a lot of that eyewash, haven’t you?
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I say, don't you tell the other fellows that I made a baby of myself, will you?" he added, yielding with a sigh to the orders of his nurse, who had flown for the eye-wash and linen cambric handkerchief.
He said that residential and commercial areas are still full of encroachments as the so-called operation of CDA was more of an eye-wash. Shinwari noted that the group taking Islamabad Chamber as hostage has also grabbed state's land worth billions but no action was taken against them which has raised many questions.
In this backdrop, the move of the government to form a Commission to inquire into past debts seems to be an eye-wash especially because it has for unexplained reasons kept its own credit record outside the purview of the Inquiry Commission.
As an eye-wash, the Indian government initiated action against them under Fugitive Economic Offenders Act.
Summary: London [UK], Mar 8 (ANI): The founder of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) has said that terror outfits such as Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Jama'at-ud-Da'wah (JuD) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) are the "children of Pakistan Army", adding that the "so-called action" by Pakistan against these outfits are just an "eye-wash to deceive the world."
Shuffling of officers an eye-wash as PML-N's blue-eyed boys stay in important positions ISLAMABAD:The recent shuffling in federal and provincial bureaucracy is merely an eye-wash and an attempt by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) sympathisers withinthebureaucracy, who remain well-placed on important slots even to this day, to garner advantages in the upcoming polls, Pakistan Today has learnt.
He said that Shehbaz Sharif is once again on a mission to fool people and his claim of ending load shedding is nothing but an eye-wash. 'Except some big cities the entire country is witnessing long durations of load shedding,' he said.
The opposition parties have rejected the proposed commission, calling it a mere eye-wash. They asked the government to hire foreign audit firms to investigate money trial.
The protesters claimed that the meeting with the shipyard's management on Thursday was simply an eye-wash.
Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad yesterday took potshots at Nitish Kumar saying his opposition to Narendra Modi was an eye-wash and he did not have the courage to part company with the BJP.
Bulgaria's telecom watchdog has started the procedure for a tender for yet another multiplex, it emerged after Brussels referred the country to EU court over the assignment of digital broadcast spectrum.Bulgaria decided at the end of December 2011 to hold a tender for yet another multiplex, its seventh, a surprising last-minute decision, which local experts slammed as a mere eye-wash for Brussels.
Jacobs Engineering reports that TIT Environmental has helped overcome project obstacles, including "providing equipment in a pinch and in good operating condition." TIT Environmental supplies products, including meters and pumps, eye-wash stations, hand augers, satellite phones, global-positioning systems, handheld radios, water-level meters, calibration equipment, and groundwater-sampling filters.
In this connection, I could argue conclusively that the dogma that man-made carbon-dioxide emissions are the cause of rising global temperatures, is a load of eye-wash, but it would be of no avail against this huge remote body of lawmakers.
* Installing language labs as "eye-wash" in headquarters, where they are utilized only to impress visiting dignitaries.