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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

on the shady side of

slang Older than; more than. I'm much more concerned about my health now that I'm on the shady side of 60. You're on the shady side of 20, which means you need to start acting more responsibly.
See also: of, on, shady, side

shady character

A dubious, suspicious, or potentially immoral or unlawful person. The security guard caught a shady character hanging around the back entrance to the warehouse. I've always thought he was a bit of a shady character, so I was a bit nervous when Janet said she was going to work for him.
See also: character, shady

shady deal

A dubious, suspicious, or potentially immoral or unlawful arrangement, agreement, contract, or transaction. The mayor's been making shady deals like that for years. This was just the first time he was caught. You can find all sorts of shady deals online for cheap pharmaceuticals.
See also: deal, shady

shady character

 and a suspicious character
Fig. an untrustworthy person; a person who makes people suspicious. There is a suspicious character lurking about in the hallway. Please call the police.
See also: character, shady

shady deal

Fig. a questionable and possibly dishonest deal or transaction. The lawyer got caught making a shady deal with a convicted felon.
See also: deal, shady
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Abo Shady started his talk to Daily News Egypt by saying: "If you search about King Arther, you would find hundreds of portraits featuring him.
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According to PHA sources, tree plantation campaign was continuing at green-belts and parks to plant maximum shady trees in order to control environmental pollution.
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The rapper hosted the "Shady National Convention" on MTV in 2004 for his new satellite radio channel and Trump made an appearance.
Shared on Instagram, the image finds Eminem strumming an acoustic guitar by a campfire."Camp Shady Summer 17" is written beneath the photograph.
Some fans believe that "Camp Shady" refers to a merchandise line, while others are convinced the rapper will release a new album this summer.
The finish was in the end fought out by That's The Deal and Shady Glen with the former getting on top after trading at 150.
Neo-noir thriller The Big Easy (1987) saw Quaid's shady cop fall for the DA
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