Teflon Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Teflonnoun [U]

uk   /ˈtef.lɒn/  us   /-lɑːn/ trademark
a ​plastic that is very ​smooth and does not have ​chemicalreactions with other ​substances. It is used in ​industry and as a ​surface for ​cookingpans so that ​food does not ​stick to the ​pan.

Teflonadjective [before noun]

/ˈtef.lɒn/  us /-lɑːn/
used to ​describe someone who ​manages to ​avoidcriticism and ​keep a good ​reputation, ​even after they have done something ​wrong : The Teflon President ​survived the ​crisis with his ​reputationintact.
(Definition of Teflon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Teflonnoun [U]

 us   /ˈtef·lɑn/ trademark
a chemically-produced ​substance that is put on the inside of ​cookingpans to ​keepfood from ​sticking
(Definition of Teflon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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