Find another word for red-herring. In this page you can discover 13 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for red-herring, like: curve ball, distraction, distractor, diversion, diversionary tactic, false clue, false face, false trail, fool-s-errand, misleading clue and smoke-screen.
Herring: A red herring: A red herring is an alternative, somewhat old fashioned, name for a smoked herring.
A red herring pulled across the trail could divert the hounds onto a false path.
This line of argument is a complete red herring.
Every now and then you'll be thrown a red herring as well.
In such contexts, research into the safety issues becomes a red herring.