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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Flashbacks bring to life the shady pasts of fellow inmates including fearsome top dog Galina Reznikov (Kate Mulgrew), Crazy Eyes (Uzo Aduba) and Taystee (Danielle Brooks).
This time last week, the Baftas were in full swing and host Graham Norton was poking fun and causing controversy at the raft of former TV stalwarts whose shady pasts have been exposed recently, while others are currently under investigation.
And she went on to hit out at the soap's producers for giving black actors "piddly little scenes" - and shady pasts.
To help consumers uncover the potentially shady pasts of these vehicles, CCC Information Services today announced that its Vehicle History Report (VHR) service is now available via the Internet, making it even easier for consumers to minimize the risks associated with purchasing a used car.