checkered history

Definition of checkered history

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

Word by Word Definitions

checkered play
  1. : marked by alternation or contrast of fortune

history play
  1. : tale, story

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

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


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