eye|wash


eye|wash
eye|wash «Y WOSH, -WSH», noun.
1. a liquid preparation to clean or heal the eyes.
2. Slang. deceiving flattery; an insincere excuse.
3. Slang. nonsense: »

This notion is romantic eyewash (Maclean's).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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