checkered history

noun

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

Examples of checkered history in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In their efforts to protect and defend the rights of Muslims, American elites have embraced a bowdlerized version of Islam’s complicated and checkered history in the United States. Peter Skerry, Foreign Affairs, 8 Apr. 2017 Housing & Homelessness Evictions, homelessness, debt: Skid Row Housing Trust receiver has checkered history May 17, 2023 Eight of the trust’s 29 properties have been turned over to other nonprofit landlords, with an additional nine expected to follow in the coming months. Liam Dillon, Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2023 Housing & Homelessness Evictions, homelessness, debt: Skid Row Housing Trust receiver has checkered history May 17, 2023 The city has been negotiating with the former receiver over money allocated to vendors and his firm’s fees, which totaled more than $800,000. Liam Dillon, Los Angeles Times, 4 Dec. 2023 Yet policymakers and consumer advocates warned that Friday’s pledge should be just the beginning of the White House’s work to address AI safety, pointing to tech companies’ checkered history of keeping their safety and security commitments. Cat Zakrzewski, Washington Post, 21 July 2023 Evictions, homelessness, debt: Skid Row Housing Trust receiver has checkered history May 17, 2023 A look into Adams’ history would have raised concerns that might have spared Feldstein Soto from her blunder. Liam Dillon, Los Angeles Times, 11 July 2023 Evictions, homelessness, debt: Skid Row Housing Trust receiver has checkered history May 17, 2023 Beckloff’s hands were tied in part by a City Council decision this week to provide $10 million in new financing only on the condition that Adams be ousted. Liam Dillon, Los Angeles Times, 30 June 2023 Dupont: The Maple Leafs’ checkered history of Stanley Cup playoff futility vs. the Bruins has defied explanation Montgomery acknowledged that McAvoy might sit out Boston’'s back-to-back set against the Devils and Flyers this weekend. Conor Ryan, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Apr. 2023

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“Checkered history.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/checkered%20history. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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