shady past

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shady past

A dubious, suspicious, or potentially immoral or illegal past history. Investigators have begun looking into the shady past of the bankrupt company's CEO. I don't know, John, I wouldn't go out with a guy who has a shady past like that.
See also: past, shady
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HUG A TREE: Arbor Day and the National Arbor Day Foundation are dedicated to a shady past - and future.