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Noun
A smoke-cured and salt-brined herring strong enough to turn the flesh red
“However they were uncertain as to whether it was the address of one of the suspects or a red herring.”
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Action to confuse or conceal
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A statement known by its maker to be untrue and made in order to deceive
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MacGuffin
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Hopeless case
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A person or thing used to mislead or lure someone into a trap
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Side issue
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A remark or passage in a play that is intended to be heard by the audience but unheard by the other characters in the play
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The action of turning something aside from its course
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