Thesaurus / red herring
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If I can tell which is the way to my master's house, I am a red herring, and no honest gentleman.

Sometimes debaters attempt to evade answering an argument using the "red herring" diversion.

After all, she was merely "a red herring drawn across the trail," eh?

The Riddle of the NightThomas W. Hanshew

It is an old story--the red herring dragged across the path in order to destroy the scent.

A Preface to PoliticsWalter Lippmann

He is ‘to live in one room, and dine, if not on a red herring, on the next cheapest article of diet.’

Robert F. MurrayRobert F. Murray

There was also a club which kept a set of beagles, and used to hunt a red herring with intense perseverance.

As it was, the red herring was duly run down and annihilated, and the dragon still lives!

I know not what object her pale blue orbs encountered; but mine fell on the half-picked head of a red herring!

This clever drawing of a red herring across the trail of the main issue answered.

A Veldt OfficialBertram Mitford

May I be broiled like a red herring if I do not think they are wise enough to skin a flint and draw oil out of a brick wall.

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