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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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His music has been released on major labels including Interscope, Musical Freedom, Spinnin' Records and Ultra Music.
Nina Shah and Malika Haydon, who are also signed on to Spinnin' Records, have plenty of catchy tunes to their names as well.
Recognized for their effervescent progressive house sounds, in the last 18 months alone they've had releases on Revealed, Spinnin', Mutants, Starter Records, Harem and ZeroThree and gained consistent chart success with each and every release.
He hit one of the diffuser hood guide wires (a 16-inch, 0.1875-inch thick stainless steel rod), twisting it like a pretzel and sending the diffuser, which resembles a helo's rotor blade, spinnin' off like a whirligig.
His eyes were spinnin' like pinwheels, his fists were up like John L.
The Sewer Spinnin' Skateboard and Stunt Ramp ($10.99) lets the Ninja Turtles perform more than 10 tricks on a motorized skateboard.
She duets with Tinchy Stryder on Spinnin' For 2012 and, before performing at the Scottish Fashion Awards, told how she had predicted her team-up with the chart-topper.
But is it, in the words of the song, foot kickin', finger clickin', leather slapping, hand clappin', hip bumpin' music thumpin', knee hitchin', heel and toe, floor scuffin', leg shufflin', big grinnin', body spinnin', rompin' stompin', pumpin' jumpin', slidin' glidin'?
Oh, he musta been spinnin' and grinnin', knowing he got away clean and could sell that smartphone for some hefty bucks.
The pair has rewritten Speech Debelle's 'Spinnin' as 'Spinnin' for 2012' to reference the upcoming London games.
I pull up, dip low in the Phantom with the wheels spinnin'