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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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Shyster, for the uninitiated, is a medieval reference to an unscrupulous, deceptive or shrewd man, usually a lawyer
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.
It's been public pension funds, using the combined clout of their Wall Street investments, who've gone after the Enrons, WorldComs and other corporate shysters who severely damaged our economy and many small investors earlier in this decade.
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?
I know it is an essential aspect of the democratic process, but it always feels like some kind of medicine show where we're all being sold snake oil to cure all ills, with each shyster slagging off the other shysters.
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.
for I still refuse to be thrilled that a country forced to cut back on every essential service going is happy to chuck pounds 10billion at this gigantic vanity fest for cheats, druggies and sporting shysters everywhere.
Did the Shysters Theatre Company, actors with learning disabilities, offend you?
Written by Jon Palmer and Richard Hayhow, former artistic directors of Full Body and The Voice Theatre Company and The Shysters Theatre Company, the book entitled Learning Disability and Contemporary Theatre will be launched on April 29.
Not being too closely associated with politics is a plus in a nation where politicians are regarded as unprincipled, lying shysters.
Bates's retort was that, the way Chelsea were tapping up players, they would think "you are a bunch of shysters from Siberia".
She should get as much rest as she can before returning to get stuck into these shysters again.