window-dressing


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window-dressing

the ornamentation of shop windows, designed to attract customers
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"Otherwise, ending 'perp walks' will just be viewed as cynical, self-serving window-dressing," it added.
* Legal and window-dressing references serve as the norm in 20 choice laws.
Plans to help Ruthin (pictured) and Denbigh to prosper over the next decade have been attacked as 'window-dressing' by critics
George Osborne's decision to impose Air Passenger Duty on private jets has been dismissed as a "window-dressing publicity stunt" by Lord Sugar.
"Though no one has said or intimated to me that I am a bit of window-dressing, it would take a pretty bold, and I would suggest foolhardy person, to say that to my face" - Fiona Bruce, (pictured) TV news-reader and Antiques Roadshow presenter, saying that female news-readers are still often judged on their appearance.
Nick Holt, of D&P Holt, said: "The unit has a wide frontage, so window-dressing can be enormously beneficial.
Visitors will no doubt think this city is up to its usual trick of elaborate window-dressing when they see what lies beyond the fairy lights and neon of Edge Lane.
Eleanor Bird, chairman of the organisers, said, 'We are delighted with the support we have received from local businesspeople who have agreed to help us raise the profile of this year's festival by taking part in a window-dressing competition to interpret the festival themes of the lives, creativity and achievements of women.
A COUNCIL spent pounds 2,000 "window-dressing" a rundown estate for a visit by Princess Anne - then boarded up the homes again as soon as she left.
It takes a lot, for example, to put a positive spin on escalating job losses, and the good old Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) has clearly decided that it isn't worth the effort: It hasn't even bothered with its usual window-dressing efforts.
But the talk is window-dressing to lure visitors into buying expensive dietary supplements or participating in drug trials run by major pharmaceutical companies.
Again, my compliments, especially for not just making a few window-dressing changes, but going for the big step forward.