Definition of "window dressing" [window dressing]

  • The decorative display of retail merchandise in store windows (noun)
  • The goods and trimmings used in such display (noun)
  • A means of creating a deceptively favourable impression of something or someone; something for appearance only. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "window dressing" in a sentence
  • "Fiscal reforms like budget cuts, sound-money policies, and the launch of the bank were “the proper work of a financial administrator,” he conceded, but were just the window dressing for Morris’s “larger goal of recasting the structure of the Union.”"