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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Our Lara is having to follow through with those threats to her kids and it's hard 18 MY PHOTO SCRAPBOOK Actor - and very funny man - Hugh Grant talks Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and his shady past 21 STYLE EDIT Clairol's clever new home hair colour 22 GROOMED & DOOMED The stars are in blue - but whose look is gloomy?
They get chatting, and as Aidan reveals more about his shady past, the landlord gets more and more intrigued.
Mick reveals details about his cash concerns, which prompts Aidan to share hints about his own shady past.
As Nicola (finally) starts asking questions about her dad's shady past, Phelan snaps and makes a final decision about the future of his hostages.
But now, Gavin wants to put his shady past behind him.
On the outside, it would appear that Jule is a wealthy heiress with time to kill and money to burn, but on the inside, Jule is a self-trained fighter with a shady past.
The statement read in parts: The sponsors of bad press against the government are disgruntled Bayelsa politicians with shady past.
05pm ITV4 Roman Polanski has a shady past, but he knows how to direct a thriller.
While Paul plans to put a bid in for Lassiter's (and intends to fire Terese once he is owner), an ashamed Amy tries to keep Jimmy from finding out about her now very public shady past.
The writer has lovingly adapted his play, employing the same cute theatrical device of the real Alan and an internal self, who endlessly pontificate on the tramp's shady past as they mooch about a north London home.
she is pregnant not be so simple Zak and Joanie head to Ireland to escape the Dingles' wrath, Noah makes a shocking discovery about his mum's shady past, and Gordon finishes with Chas, claiming he can't come between her and Aaron.
Memorable, fleshed-out characters included Drissa, a similar lost soul who tends to Solo's house and garden, and Milo Stojakovic, the Serbian owner of Solo's favorite pizza joint and his long-time drinking partner, who has his own 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.
Morgan soon finds out that this is where her mother's biological father, a gruff, Irish immigrant with a shady past, lives.
He heads to a quiet Italian village to hide, but his shady past soon catches up with him.