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bright shiny object

Something that is widely appealing or attention-grabbing for its superficial characteristics, but which is usually not useful, substantial, or long lasting. Recent technological advances seem to be just a series of bright shiny objects, consuming all of our attention for a while before something shinier comes along.
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Bright Shiny Things takes on issues of human rights, religious freedom, women's liberation, sexual oppression, and psychological torture.
Suddenly I noticed there was something wrong," Shiny recollected.
Although it didn't look exactly like a gel, it made my nails very shiny and plump, and made my usual polish last for ages.
If the clothes are too shiny, I simply won't use them.
The festival, founded in 2012 by Shiny New director Pete Mitchelson in association with the Lantern, has gone from strength to strength and organisers say this year's line-up is not to be missed.
The juicy raspberry colour was shiny like the coating on a toffee apple, but within a day it had started to peel and I ended up picking it all off.
The Shiny Things suite comprises the following apps:
To me, the shiny objects are the things that come from the salespeople and the customers.
And yes, shiny eyes are a reason not to trust someone though I'm sure he is probably a nice guy underneath it all.
The cost of a bright, shiny appearance can be many thousands of dollars of ruined electronics equipment.
Colorful illustrations and snips of silk, velvet, strips of shiny foil, and scratch and sniff Kiddush wine bottle cover make "A Touch of Shabbat" a multi-sensory, educational exploration about mindful preparation for Shabbat that is great fun for kids
THIS is a true story: I came out of Llandudno Junction railway station the other day and there was a shiny silver coin lying on the ground.
She didn't know it, but something shiny, gold, and round fell from her jacket.
High-end accessories, such as a shiny silver UV-metallized pump with a white actuator and a shiny silver metalized over cap, complete the look.
i-SAC 387 contains cobalt for improved melting, shiny solder joints, fine grain microstructure.