Mummer's Farce
The term "mummer's farce" refers to something that is an obvious sham or patently untrue.

The term mummer refers to a medieval entertainer in Britain who performed at different plays in a series of villages. These plays were traditionally held at harvest time or for religious occasions. The mummer was a traditionally masked mime who acted in several roles in the play and frequently two of the characters engaged in some form of combat. A farce is something that is untrue.

George R.R. Martin uses this term in the Game of Thrones saga when describing events such as Ramsay's wedding to 'Arya Stark' or Tyrion's trial by Lyssa Stark.

Use Example - News accounts of the investigation into the coverup by the CEO of the company varied widely but most thought it to be a mummer's farce.

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