spin doctor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spin doctor a public relations person who tries to forestall negative publicity by publicizing a favorable interpretation of the words or actions of a company or political party or famous person "his title is Director of Communications but he is just a spin doctor"
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Usage

In literature:

Very often, the spin-doctors are caught in their own whirlwind and with them - if they happen to be American - the rest of the world.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Doctor Gunther had given Walpurga permission to get a distaff and spin.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
The politician stands by the patient's bedside like a dishonest doctor who tries to spin out the sickness.
"Stories and Pictures" by Isaac Loeb Peretz
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In news:

In his new book, Full House, Harvard's Stephen Jay Gould says we've been "spin doctors" in the way we humans interpret evolution, and a re-evaluation of the random expansion of life is in order.
Foul-mouthed fictional spin doctor Malcolm Tucker has left his mark on the English language.
Anglers are still using flashers and A-Tom-Mik flies, along with cut-bait and Spin Doctors and flies.
Spin doctor , that is.
Beleaguered local raccoons hire a spin doctor .
Hollywood's spin-doctor Mike Sitrick pays us a house call to talk about the recent epidemic of celebrity scandal.
Plus, on the occasion of Lindsay Lohan's re-arrest, we re-visit celebrity spin-doctor Mike Sitrick.
The Original Spin Doctor A new biography of Machiavelli.
The pop star's personal tour DJ shares his top six money-earning moves to becoming a successful spin doctor.
With John Edwards in their sights, Republican spin doctors are railing against an epidemic of "lawsuit abuse" -- but the facts don't support the rhetoric.
A few years ago, there was a movie called " Wag the Dog," about a spin doctor who created a fake war to distract people from a sex scandal involving his client, the president.
Old Dominion football media day, so when chief spin doctor.
Fans called the running back from Frederick "The Spin Doctor" for his moves.
Pranksters and spin doctors try to trick news reporters all the time.
A doctoral student at UNR is putting a unique spin on his field of study.
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In science:

Burgers, On the construction of field theories for higher spin massless particles, doctoral dissertation, Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden (1985). J.M.
Closed string field theory, strong homotopy Lie algebras and the operad actions of moduli space
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