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spin doctor

Slang. a press agent skilled at spin control.
Also called spinmeister.
Origin of spin doctor
First recorded in 1985-1990 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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spin doctor

(informal) a person who provides a favourable slant to an item of news, potentially unpopular policy, etc, esp on behalf of a political personality or party
Word Origin
C20: from the spin given to a ball in various sports to make it go in the desired direction
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spin doctor

noun phrase

An adviser or agent, esp of a politician, who imparts a partisan analysis or slant to a story for the news media: Just after the debate, Johnson took his place with the other ''spin doctors'' (mid-1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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spin doctor

An individual charged with getting others to interpret a statement or event from a particular viewpoint, as in Charlie is the governor's spin doctor . This term, born about 1980 along with spin control , uses doctor in the colloquial sense of “one who repairs something.”
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