bum steer


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bum steer

n
slang chiefly US false or misleading information or advice
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Expect that [today's hearing] will see that the bid to implicate Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Go was a bum steer or fake news so as to involve the administration,' Roque said.
We can expect that the allegations against the special assistant to the President is just a bum steer or fake news that is forcibly linked to the administration,' he added.
KARE INGEBRIGTSEN won't rely on Ronny Deila's advice to crack Celtic - because he reckons the ex-Hoops boss could have given him a bum steer.
A BUM STEER Host Anna Richardson with two participants
Opinion polls, tweaked in atonement for last May's bum steer, suggest the Leave side has pulled ahead.
Google gives a bum steer A GOOGLE Lexus driverless car caused a crash while on trial in California.
guys gave me a bum steer and sent me right round the back of it.
The bum steer apparently arose after a television network's news report quoted Ampatuan lawyer Sal Panelo as saying that the Ampatuan patriarch has fallen into coma.
I think he's a massive competitor, I wouldn't give him any tips - I'd try to give him a bum steer to be honest, if I could," laughed Schmidt.
So fair suck of the sav, mate; a steer is a direction, guide or tip, and a bum is rather self-evident, so a bum steer is simply "bad advice.
Anything would be better than the bum steer we have now.
Others say that Microsoft gave a bum steer to rival ISVs, telling them to focus on OS/2 while all the time knowing that the real push would be towards Windows.