Synonyms of red herring in English:

red herring

See definition of red herring


1‘it's more of a red herring than a legitimate plot element’

bluff, blind, ruse, feint, deception, subterfuge, hoax, trick, ploy, device, wile, sham, pretence, artifice, cover, smokescreen, distraction, expedient, contrivance, machination
informal dodge, put-on, put-up job