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shyster

1. A practitioner of law who is unethical or immoral. After the accident, I got calls from all sorts of shysters saying I could get rich if I let them sue the company on my behalf. Everyone knows she's a total shyster who'll go to any length to win her case.
2. By extension, someone of a dubious moral or legal standard; a suspected swindler, cheat, or fraud. The shysters said the car was brand new, but it's been having all sorts of problems ever since I bought it.

shyster

(ˈʃɑɪstɚ)
n. an unethical or unscrupulous lawyer. (Also a rude term of address.) Look, you cheap shyster, I paid you to help me, not ruin me!
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All our nation needs to purge itself of old shysters is not and would never be youths, instead, a young vibrant mind of an old hand with conscience and integrity.
As long as such mothers and sons exist, shysters can't complain, can they?!
"Self-deprecation is a very cunning device - all about understanding that basically people regard politicians as a bunch of shysters" - Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.
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And the FA believe shysters will try to fleece agents and bosses by promising them a shot at the Nigerian hotseat.
But it also enables us to coin the phrase "sanctuary scroungers" which covers the tens of thousands of shameless shysters who every year cynically abuse that protection by lying about their identity and circumstances in order to exploit our benefits and health systems.
It doesn't do badly in the league table when it comes to turning out high-class conmen, fraudsters, cheats, City shysters and political chancers either.
The GAA is now as guilty as the soccer and rugby shysters in betraying their supporters.
A queue outside the venue would sort out those shysters from London, sitting at their computers and making a fortune at our expense.
Lynne Shields (Arden Shields), Kieran Leahy (Oakmoor Deeley), Jill Mowlam (Belgrade Theatre)' Jane Hytch (Belgrade Theatre), Paul Maddocks (Coventry Transport Museum), Fleur Waite (Coventry City Council)' Kate Morris (independent artist), Terry Doyle (Mystery Plays), Kathy Joyce (Shysters Theatre Company)' Denise Dumcombe (Belgrade Theatre), Hamish Glen (Belgrade Theatre), Chris Dimond (Belgrade Theatre)
Market forces take care of the shysters in time, but the FDA uses force and fraud to destroy legitimate concerns.
Where is the rule of marketing that says the con men and shysters get there first?
Why can't we take the mansions, yachts, pensions and savings from the Carillion board members Frank Field MP described as "shysters" who "stuffed their mouths with gold"?
When those shysters down in Whitehall, deemed our shipyards had to close Toxic ripples reached so far and wide, just adding to our woes!
ONCE again there is a swindle and con-trick being imposed upon the ordinary UK people by this morally bankrupt coalition of shysters, tricksters and generally dishonest charlatans unfortunately 'governing' (more like mis-managing) this country at the moment, namely privatisation of the Royal Mail.