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Spin

To attempt to present a situation in the best possible light. For example, a political operative may attempt to spin a situation in which a candidate who took a bribe by saying it was a gift or donation. The term is somewhat derogatory, but is common in business as well as politics. See also: Jawboning.
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My granny on my mam's side had brought out her spinning wheel, an' others too, and we were cardin' and spinnin' again.
Rodney Mullen does some crazy shift He's spinnin' around
Sean first started to make waves in the trance scene in 2006, winning the much hyped Spinnin' Records remix competition for his rework of Sander van Doorn's Punk'd.
I was spinnin' 'round a dead dial / Just another lost number in a file.
The judgmental pedestal On which blind men wobble, False altars constructed By disoriented role models, Spinnin' the bottle, Hopin' for a phat chance like lotto?
One popular event is the Tall Tale Spinnin' Reel, which has seen such luminaries as the dean of a western Canadian university and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist compete.
Jack sed it felt strange ter think 'at fowk'd be livin' an' sleepin' wheear awl t' spinnin' mules 'ad been.
He'd have you believe he was down with the kids with his bangin' big beat toons and spinnin' wheels of steel.