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snake' oil"




1. any of various liquid concoctions of questionable medical value sold as an all-purpose curative, esp. by traveling hucksters.
2. Slang.deceptive talk or actions; hooey; bunkum: The governor promised to lower taxes, but it was the same old snake oil.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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