red_herring has definitions from the fields of chemistry,food,writing
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[ noun ] any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue

Used in print

(Doris Miles Disney, Mrs. Meeker's Money....)

And it makes a very poor red_herring for an inside_job .

Related terms

diversion

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[ noun ] (writing) a first draft of a prospectus; must be clearly marked to indicate that parts may be changed in the final prospectus

Examples

"because some portions of the cover page are printed in red ink a preliminary prospectus is sometimes called a red herring"

Related terms

course_catalog

3
[ noun ] (chemistry,food) a dried and smoked herring having a reddish color

Synonyms

smoked_herring

Related terms

herring

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