spin-doctor

spin doctor

noun
Slang. a press agent skilled at spin control.
Also called spinmeister.


Origin:
1985–1990

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spin doctor
 
n
informal a person who provides a favourable slant to an item of news, potentially unpopular policy, etc, esp on behalf of a political personality or party
 
[C20: from the spin given to a ball in various sports to make it go in the desired direction]

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