throw dust in (one's) face(redirected from thrown dust in their face)
throw dust in (one's) face
To mislead or deceive one by presenting or introducing distracting or obfuscating information. It is a common tactic of despotic governments to throw dust in our face with fear and incitements to hatred in order to keep us from questioning their consolidation of power.
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