Snake-oil



noun
1.
any of various liquid concoctions of questionable medical value sold as an all-purpose curative, especially by traveling hucksters.
2.
Slang. deceptive talk or actions; hooey; bunkum:
The governor promised to lower taxes, but it was the same old snake oil.
snake-hips
see under banana oil

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