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"snake oil" Meaning in English

1. communication intended to deceive
Part of speech : noun
Example : Their plea for money was snake oil, and it didn't work on me.
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2. any of various liquids sold as medicine, such as by a travelling medicine show, but medically worthless
Part of speech : noun
Example : I bought some tree sap from a travelling doctor, but it turns out it was just snake oil.

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