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spin doctornoun [C]

uk   us   mainly disapproving
someone whose ​job is to make ​ideas, ​events, etc. ​seembetter than they really are, ​especially in ​politics
(Definition of spin doctor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spin doctornoun [C]

 us   /ˈspɪn ˌdɑk·tər/
slang a ​person who ​represents esp. a ​politicalsituation in a way that is ​likely to ​help one ​side and ​hurt another: News ​coverage of the ​campaign can be ​influenced to a candidate’s ​advantage by spin doctors.
(Definition of spin doctor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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