influence peddler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n influence peddler someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee)
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Usage


In news:

Romney calls Gingrich ' influence peddler ,' ramps up attacks.
Newt Gingrich is an Influence Peddler .
Romney calls Gingrich 'influence peddler ,' ramps up attacks.
When the story begins, Mal is a convict, a black ex-Marine and former lawyer who got caught up in racketeering charges related to a crooked influence peddler.
Mal begins the book as a convict, an ex-Marine and former lawyer who got caught up in racketeering charges related to a crooked influence peddler nicknamed Barry the Backhander.
It was like stumbling into a convention of the Society of Influence Peddlers, with old friends and enemies schmoozing before the start of festivities.
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