Translation of red herring in Spanish:

red herring

pista falsa, n.


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    (in detective story)
    pista falsa feminine
    they are using the issue as a red herring usan el asunto para desviar la atención de la gente del verdadero problema
    • In fact, the narrative is full of loose ends and red herrings, and the episodic writing frequently loses momentum.
    • It's most often when these kinds of things happen, it's a red herring, it's just a propaganda ploy.
    • It is a quest for the truth that drops vital clues and red herrings along the way.
    • Most of the film is spent working very hard to build suspense and distract the audience with red herrings that stop being effective early on.
    • We suspect that the Environment Agency is using the issue as a red herring to draw the attention away from their own inadequacies.
    • Often they're false clues, red herrings.
    • Many academics will talk about productivity and value, and profitability, but these issues are red herrings.
    • The weird narrative developments are beginning to feel less like clues and more like red herrings.
    • But the focus on the 45-minute claim is itself a red herring intended to draw attention away from a far bigger deception.
    • No, I think that issue is a real red herring.
    • The issue was made as a red herring to detract from the real issues in respect of his management style.
    • Yet my own view was that for my particular story, this was a bit of a red herring.
    • There are few red herrings to distract you from the inexorable march of the plot.
    • Duplicities and red herrings pile up, augmented by the film's reinforcing structures of uncertainty, making for a daunting epistemological game.
    • Where else but in detective stories do we find ‘coats in store windows’ invested with such importance - as real clues or red herrings, as the case may be?
    • I had the postcode, the street, a number and a few clues about a jeep but a red herring about curtains.
    • I'm told there is evidence to back up this claim, so why the red herrings?
    • Obviously, the old murder-mystery impetus is there, and the red herrings and shock revelations are being doled out as standard.
    • However they were uncertain as to whether it was the address of one of the suspects or a red herring.
    • This is simply a red herring to try and distract angry voters in Hobson.