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spin doctor

noun

Simple Definition of spin doctor

  • : a person (such as a political aide) whose job involves 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spin doctor

  1. :  a person (as a political aide) responsible for ensuring that others interpret an event from a particular point of view

spin–doctor

verb

Examples of spin doctor in a sentence

  1. The spin doctors from both sides were already declaring victory for their candidates as soon as the debate ended.



1984

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1984

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