Idiom of the Week (04-02-18)

Idiom: a red herring

Meaning: something that diverts attention from the main issue (a long time ago, hunters would a red herring (a stinky fish) along the path they walked so wolves and other animals that might be hunting them would be misled by the scent)

We felt that the introduction of the glove and whether it fit the defendant or not was a red herring.