something said or done in order to confuse or trick someone(informal)
They will resort to trickery in order to impress their clients.
You've been the victim of a rather cruel deception.
His claim to have a bomb was a hoax.
He was guilty of theft, fraud and deceit on an incredible scale.
He fled to Switzerland rather than face trial for a tax swindle.
the artifice and illusion of sleight-of-hand card tricks
The trial revealed a world of crime, corruption and political chicanery.
something said or done in order to confuse or trick someone
It's all full of psychoanalytic mumbo jumbo.
nonsense, , , ,
Most orthodox doctors, however, dismiss this theory as complete nonsense.
When he did speak to her, he spoke gibberish.
When he asked questions, all he got back was bureaucratic gobbledegook.
hokum (slang, mainly US, Canadian),
He gave me some rigmarole about the train being late.
Justice here represents nothing more than magical abracadabra.
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in the sense of abracadabra
a word used in magic spells, which is supposed to possess magic powersJustice here represents nothing more than magical abracadabra.
in the sense of artifice
a clever trickthe artifice and illusion of sleight-of-hand card tricks
in the sense of chicanery
trickery or deceptionThe trial revealed a world of crime, corruption and political chicanery.
hocus-pocus 的词库—— 柯林斯 英语词库
Life on the edge