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spin control

noun

Simple Definition of spin control

  • : the activity of trying to control the way something (such as an important event) is described to the public in order to influence what people think about it

Full Definition of spin control

  1. :  the act or practice of attempting to manipulate the way an event is interpreted by others <political spin control>

Examples of spin control

  1. When the defective part was recalled, the company had to do some clever spin control.



1984

First Known Use of spin control

1984


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