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Related / Similar Words: preliminary prospectus, smoked herring

 

Definition:
  • any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue;
  • a first draft of a prospectus; must be clearly marked to indicate that parts may be changed in the final prospectus; "because some portions of the cover page are printed in red ink a preliminary prospectus is sometimes called a red herring";
  • a dried and smoked herring having a reddish color;

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