Meaning that what we think of Phoenix and his shenanigans is a reflection of our own experience, and not the actor.
The whole incident was a PR nightmare for McCain, rivaled only by the shenanigans of his own running mate.
The shenanigans get under way as English Lindsay faces off with American Lindsay in a game of poker.
I imagine with James Caan around there were plenty of shenanigans on set.
“It shows the power of exposing these kind of shenanigans, which are so irresponsible,” he said.
But how do these trends, gimmicks, and shenanigans affect the story of Easter?
In a time when people are so tired of the shenanigans of the political parties, Bachmann calls herself “post-partisan.”
We played luck too; we never had no shenanigans, a-stealin' a man's money.
Your shenanigans probably chipped a little off the price I had to pay, so I ought to be grateful to you.
And with such a sign to go by, there must've been shenanigans goin' on to make things go wrong!
1855, of uncertain origin. Earliest records of it are in San Francisco and Sacramento, California, U.S. Suggestions include Spanish chanada, a shortened form of charranada "trick, deceit;" or, less likely, German Schenigelei, peddler's argot for "work, craft," or the related German slang verb schinäglen. Another guess centers on Irish sionnach "fox."
[ultimately probably fr Yiddish shlim mazel, ''rotten luck,'' hence ''a difficulty or misfortune,'' and related to shlemazel]