Herring: A red herring: A red herring is an alternative, somewhat old fashioned, name for a smoked herring.
A red herring pulled across the trail could divert the hounds onto a false path.
This line of argument is a complete red herring.
Every now and then you'll be thrown a red herring as well.
In such contexts, research into the safety issues becomes a red herring.
That's the biggest red herring of all time.
The second point is the work permit business is a complete and total red herring.
This just titillates the UFO believers and for the rest of us it hangs around like a rancid red herring.
The industry 's campaign against 1% charge caps is a red herring in the debate about the savings gap.
That 's the biggest red herring of all time.
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