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bells and whistles
- (idiomatic) Extra features added for show rather than function; fancy additions or features.
- His new car has all the bells and whistles, but it doesn't move through traffic jams any faster.
- The bells and whistles do not impress me.
- I need a new phone, but I don’t want all those fancy bells and whistles on it!
bells and whistles - Computer Definition
A slang English term for exceptional features in some product. In the computer field, it typically refers to functions in software that may be greatly appreciated by some users, even though they may not be necessary most of the time. Bells and whistles are extra "goodies" that are often added to help make the product more appealing. Contrast with plain vanilla.