spin control


Definition of spin control

: 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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First Known Use of spin control

1984, in the meaning defined above

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“Spin control.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spin%20control. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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