hocus-pocus hocus-pocus

Definition(s):

  • (n) verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way

Usage(s):

  1. Even among people who regard spiritual life as wishful hocus-pocus, there is a growing sense that humans may not be able to survive without it.
  2. Hocus-pocus and moral never quite blend.

News

  • The magic of economic impact

    There's a lot of hocus-pocus when it comes to economic impact studies.
    on July 9, 2013     Source: Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum

Quotes

  • "I personally don't subscribe to that hocus-pocus," Tomlin said. "What happened in the other two games will have no bearing on the outcome of this game."
    on Jan 13, 2009 By: Mike Tomlin Source: Vancouver Sun

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