= S =
smoke and mirrors
1. To crash or blow up, usually
spectacularly. "The new version smoked, just like the last one."
Used for both hardware (where it often describes an actual physical
event), and software (where it's merely colorful). 2. [from
automotive slang] To be conspicuously fast. "That processor
really smokes." Compare magic smoke.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.