toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

red herring
used in Middlemarch

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
  • "Mamma," said Rosamond, "when Fred comes down I wish you would not let him have red herrings.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (81% in)

There are no more uses of "red herring" in Middlemarch.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Wikipedia Article