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Teflon

noun [U] uk   /ˈtef.lɒn/  us   /-lɑːn/ trademark
a plastic that is very smooth and does not have chemical reactions with other substances. It is used in industry and as a surface for cooking pans so that food does not stick to the pan.

Teflon

adjective [before noun] /ˈtef.lɒn/  us /-lɑːn/
used to describe someone who manages to avoid criticism and keep a good reputation, even after they have done something wrong : The Teflon Prime Minister survived the crisis with his reputation intact.
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