spin control

noun

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

Examples of spin control in a Sentence

When the defective part was recalled, the company had to do some clever spin control.
Recent Examples on the Web Zuckerberg performs spin control Two major storm clouds currently hover over Facebook: first, the rise of fake news; and second, information that was collected by Facebook and provided to third parties. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 4 Apr. 2018 Doing spin control for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos? Chad Pergram, Fox News, 15 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spin control was in 1984

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“Spin control.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spin%20control. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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