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  1. snake oil

    英式

    • n.
      a substance with no real medicinal value sold as a remedy for all diseases;a product, policy, etc. of little real worth or value that is promoted as the solution to a problem
    • noun: snake oil

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. North American informal a substance with no real medicinal value sold as a remedy for all diseases some kelp products are snake oil, but the good ones promote plant growth a snake oil salesman
    • North American informal a product, policy, etc. of little real worth or value that is promoted as the solution to a problem the new tax plan was denounced as snake oil
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    • IPA[ˈsnāk ˌoil]

    美式

    • n.
      a substance with no real medicinal value sold as a remedy for all diseases.

    Oxford American Dictionary