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spin control

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noun
  1. Slang. an attempt to give a bias to news coverage, especially of a political candidate or event.
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Origin of spin control

First recorded in 1985–90
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Idioms and Phrases with spin control

spin control

Manipulation of news, especially political news, as in The White House press secretary is a master of spin control. This idiom uses spin in the sense of “interpretation,” that is, how something will be interpreted by the public (also see put a spin on). [c. 1980] Also see spin doctor.

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