checkered history

Definition of checkered history

  1. :  a past history of having had problems When it comes to labor relations, the company has a somewhat checkered history.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  marked by alternation or contrast of fortune

    :  marked by many problems or failures

  1. :  tale, story

    :  a chronological record of significant events (such as those affecting a nation or institution) often including an explanation of their causes

    :  a treatise presenting systematically related natural phenomena (as of geography, animals, or plants)

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a trip made at another's expense

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