shady past

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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As her latest troubles come to a head, ex-CIA spy Carrie Mathison realises she can't escape her shady past and finds out that her friends betrayed her.
Aside from confessing his feelings to Tracy, he tells Johnny he'll spill the beans to Carla about the Underworld boss's shady past unless he coughs up PS10k.
The playwright has lovingly adapted his stage work, employing the same cute theatrical device of the real Alan and an internal self, both played with warmth and wit by Alex Jennings, who endlessly pontificate on the tramp's shady past as they mooch about a north London home.
The playwright has lovingly adapted his stage work, employing the same cute theatrical device of the real Alan and an internal self, both with warmth and wit by Alex Jennings, who endlessly pontificate on the tramp's shady past as they mooch about a north London home.
The first episode of the eightpart series starts on September 13 and Mathias' wife, Meg, turns up, hopefully revealing some of the moody detective's shady past.
Alex finds that the keys to the mystery lie in the ship-owner's shady past and the sinister business deals, but as he uncovers them a figure burned in the fires of Greece's vicious dictatorship ineluctably homes in on Lesvos.
He heads to a quiet Italian village to hide, but his shady past soon catches up with him.
EASTENDERS Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri BBC1 Ronnie's alarmed when Vincent makes another visit to her bedside, but the sexual tension is soon crackling as more of the pair's shady past emerges.
It tells the story of a kinky billionaire Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan in the movie, has a shady past indulging in bondage sex.
He said leaders with shady past cannot be entrusted with the responsibility of governing the country.
Contador was speaking through a translator and, in fairness to him, he would have doubtless been questioned on his shady past and Armstrong hundreds of times previously.
It transpires that Amanda has a shady past and several former lovers and flatmates are in the frame for her murder, as well as the cast and crew of the last film she was working on.
Friends and relatives who know of my shady past as a chocolate shop employee frequently remark, as they grapple with the lumpy peaks of crumpled paper and tape on their annual present, that they can't believe I used to expect remuneration for this.
He sees it as a chance to make a new start with Cheryl, in a new country, where they can be together and away from daily reminders of his shady past behaviour in the UK," the source added.
The neighbourhood, in truth, bears little resemblance to London s theatre district, but it s also a far cry from its shady past.