bells and whistles
- Extra features added for show rather than function; fancy additions or features.
His new car has all the bells and whistles, but it doesnt move through traffic jams any faster.
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bells and whistles — ˌbells and ˈwhistles noun [plural] MARKETING extra things that are offered with a product or system to make it more attractive to buyers: • Fax systems on the market today offer bells and whistles such as answering machine capability. • The basic … Financial and business terms
Bells and whistles — refers to Visual attractiveness It may also refer to: * More Bells and Whistles (computer animation), a 1990 computer animation created by Wayne Lytle * Detana!! TwinBee, a 1991 arcade game made by Konami (distributed in Europe as Bells Whistles… … Wikipedia
bells and whistles — are attractive features that things like computer programs have, though often a bit unnecessary … The small dictionary of idiomes
bells and whistles — Bells and whistles are attractive features that things like computer programs have, though often a bit unnecessary. (Dorking School Dictionary) … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
Bells and whistles — Bells and whistles are attractive features that things like computer programs have, though often a bit unnecessary … Dictionary of English idioms
bells and whistles — [n] added value features accessories, added features, attractive features, chrome, dressing, extras, gongs, trappings; concepts 386,829 … New thesaurus
bells and whistles — ► bells and whistles attractive additional features or trimmings. Main Entry: ↑bell … English terms dictionary
bells and whistles — pl.n. Informal inessential, usually showy features or additions; frills … English World dictionary
bells and whistles — noun plural : items or features that are useful or decorative but not essential : frills * * * Informal. features added to a product; special parts or functions; extras. [1970 75] * * * bells and whistles (slang) Additional, largely decorative… … Useful english dictionary
bells and whistles — n. extra, fancy gadgets. □ I like machines with all the bells and whistles. □ All those bells and whistles add to the cost … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
bells and whistles — Features, details. ► “However, everything in the BOX amounts to very little without the applications. Too much time and energy are spent on bells and whistles.” (Journal of Systems Management, July/Aug. 1995, p. 12) … American business jargon