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red herring
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And Then There Were None
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red herring -- as in: distracted with a red herring
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And Then There Were None
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  • His disappearance is just a red herring across the track.
  • Four little Indian boys going out to sea; A red herring swallowed one and then there were three.
  • She recited in a meaning voice: "Four little Indian boys going out to sea; A red herring swallowed one and then there were three."
  • Actually mentioning a red herring in the verse.
  • He took the red herring all right.
  • Armstrong’s death is associated with a "red herring" which he swallowed-or rather which resulted in swallowing him!
  • She went on: "A red herring-that’s the vital clue.
  • He was still quite unsuspicious-and yet he ought to have been warned— If he had only remembered the words of the nursery rhyme, "A red herring swallowed one .

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  • I think she raised the issue as a red herring.

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