razzle-dazzle

razzle-dazzle
1. activity that is intended to attract people's attention by being noisy or exciting.

Amid all the razzle-dazzle of the party convention, it is easy to forget about the real political issues.

2. razzle-dazzle - activity that is intended to attract people's attention by being noisy or exciting.

It was their razzle-dazzle style that caught people's eye.

(always before noun)

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • razzle-dazzle — {n.}, {slang} Fancy display; showing off. * /He is such a good player that he doesn t have to add razzle dazzle to his game./ * /Do we need all this razzle dazzle to advertise our fair?/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • razzle-dazzle — raz|zle daz|zle [ ræzl ,dæzl ] or razz|ma|tazz [ ræzmə,tæz ] noun uncount INFORMAL 1. ) AMERICAN a complicated series of actions that someone does in order to trick their opponent, especially in football: a razzle dazzle kick off return 2. ) a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • razzle-dazzle — noun slang Fancy display; showing off. He is such a good player that he doesn t have to add razzle dazzle to his game. Do we need all this razzle dazzle to advertise our fair? …   Словарь американских идиом

  • razzle-dazzle — [[t]ræ̱z(ə)l dæ̱z(ə)l[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N n Razzle dazzle is the same as razzmatazz. ...a razzle dazzle marketing man …   English dictionary

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