Meaning of smoke and mirrors in English:

smoke and mirrors

phrase

North American
  • The obscuring or embellishing of the truth of a situation with misleading or irrelevant information.

    ‘the budget process is an exercise in smoke and mirrors’
    • ‘The truth here is not even obscured with the usual smoke and mirrors.’
    • ‘Would you believe that all this ‘informed’ blather is just smoke and mirrors?’
    • ‘Major accounting firms were all too happy to be deceived by corporate smoke and mirrors, as long as they got lucrative consulting contracts.’
    • ‘And I think what's going on here is smoke and mirrors and not science.’
    • ‘Maybe no one would quite believe that he had no designs on the top job, but politics is all smoke and mirrors.’

    Origin

    With reference to illusion created by conjuring tricks.