window dressing

Definitions

Accounting

  • noun the practice of putting goods on display in a shop window, so that they attract customers
  • noun the practice of putting on a display to make a business seem better or more profitable or more efficient than it really is

Economics

  • noun transactions shown in financial statements with the sole purpose of making a business seem better or more profitable or more efficient than it really is

Idiom of “window dressing”

attempt to make something look better than it really is
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