A fugitive since 1995 who seemed untouchable, he is also compared to the “Teflon Don” of New York, John Gotti.
Whether he is just as lucky for the rest of his legal battles will be the true test of the strength of his Teflon shield.
Reagan had his Teflon; Romney has his inviolably immaculate white shirts.
The far harder question for conservatives is how do you make anything stick to the new Teflon president?
Even typically Teflon partners will melt if you apply too much heat in workaday dealings.
Silvio Berlusconi may have lost his job as prime minister, but his Teflon shield apparently still works.
We are talking not of a Teflon Rupert, a man against whom nothing sticks.
And in the dynamics of the Iowa caucus that Teflon devotion could bring her victory.
We don't know the formula yet, but it is as much more stable than our Teflon as Teflon is than corn-meal mush.
untouched by scandal despite evidence of being involved
Reagan was called the 'Teflon president' by Jimmy Carter.
commercially important synthetic polymer, 1945, proprietary name registered in U.S. by du Pont, from chemical name (poly)te(tra)fl(uoroethylene) + arbitrary ending -on; popularized as a coating of non-stick pans in 1960s; metaphoric extension, especially in reference to U.S. President Ronald Reagan, is attested from an Aug. 2, 1983, speech on the floor of Congress by Pat Schroeder.
Immune to criticism; sacrosanct or elusive: They called Reagan the Teflon president
[fr a trademark brand of plastic coating]