|Main Entry:||spin control|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||an attempt to manipulate the interpretation of news, esp. political|
Manipulation of news, especially political news, as in The White House press secretary is a master of spin control. This idiom uses spin in the sense of "interpretation," that is, how something will be interpreted by the public (also see put a spin on). [c. 1980] Also see spin doctor.