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hocus-pocus

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhocus-pocusho‧cus-po‧cus /ˌhəʊkəs ˈpəʊkəs $ ˌhoʊkəs ˈpoʊ-/ noun [uncountable]  UNTRUEa method or belief that you think is based on false ideas He thinks psychology is a load of hocus-pocus.
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hocus-pocusLind's simple and logical process should have swept through medicine, brushing aside the accumulated hocus-pocus of centuries.Corporate executives should recognize financial hocus-pocus by now.In her poor barrio, La Paca impressed some and irked others with her hocus-pocus and well-connected friends.Higgledy-piggledy merges, all too easily, into hocus-pocus.In fact, Smith did not rest his argument on hocus-pocus.
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