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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Beginning promisingly as a Caribbean-set homage to 1940s Hollywood, McConaughey plays a former soldier with a shady past who rents out his big game fishing boat.
, must be acknowledged.Danko also points out in the interview published on October 24 that his past is spotless (unlike some other party leaders) and he has no criminal record, back taxes, no fraud, no family violence, no shady privatisation records, and that he is rather the victim of blackmail than someone with a shady past.
He lambasted PTI spokesman Fawad Cahudhry for announcing that Dost Khosa had been denied entry into the party because of his shady past. Ambarrassed, will senior Khosa stick to PTI or quit in impotent anger?
He lambasted PTI spokesman Fawad Cahudhry for announcing that Dost Khosa had been denied entry into the party because of his shady past. Embarrassed, will senior Khosa stick to the PTI or quit in anger?
When Lizzy meets Claire, a new girl with a shady past, the two become uneasy friends outside of school, going to Philadelphia, hitting clubs, and exploring the art scene.
While Game of Thrones fans will enjoy it, Britannia is far more spooky and edgy, delving into the shady past of Britain's Druids.
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?
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...more or less.
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. Then, there's Imogen Sokoloff, Jule's charismatic friend who loves Victorian novels and global jaunts.
The statement read in parts: The sponsors of bad press against the government are disgruntled Bayelsa politicians with shady past. These people had bungled their opportunity to impact on the state and are now jealous of Governor Dickson for effectively placing Bayelsa State on the path of peace and development!
The Ghost Writer Mon 9.05pm 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.