Shyster

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Shyster

1. A crook or a con man who tries to sell inferior goods or to cheat customers.

2. A corrupt lawyer or politician.
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I would rather prefer the aged shysters to rule the nation than vote in a youth.
There should also be greater industry transparency and the outing and prosecution of shysters who besmirch Bahrain's reputation.
So have a heart for poor shysters. The multitudes of them who do not appear on primetime television or do frontline cases in the Supreme Court, are probably toiling hard in mofussil towns, district courts, poring over mounds of papers and spending hours with clients to ascertain facts in order to plead their cases, navigating through arcane legal procedures and caselaw reports, in order to eke out a living.
The number far exceeds that of the few showboats who hog headlines filing frivolous suits or the shysters who use the law for their own benefit.
"I keep thinking, Is this my life?" Oscar's good fortune began last year when he was cast as Nathan Lane's understudy in The Producers, Mel Brooks's stage adaptation of his comic film about two shysters who attempt to bilk investors with an intended theatrical flop called Springtime for Hitler.
23/ 01, "Falwell and friend good reason to separate church and state.") In order to disavow the truth of their message, Camp ridiculed the two evangelists and portrayed them as greedy TV shysters.
Coleman's social history cites a litany of those who have not kept the Faith - "the tricksters, shysters and pseudointellectuals, of all colors and creed." She does not try to hide her anger, and she concedes that some might judge her tone as rancorous, as tinged with the cliches of "victimization." Nevertheless, she also asserts, "I do have a good fix on the mistakes of the past.
He attacks the plaintiffs' attorneys as flamboyant, money-grubbing shysters who care little for their clients.
Bureaucrats resist such amateur interference," but other, wiser administrators welcome the support of concerned citizens in the public's perennial battles with shysters, thieves, and political appointees who would make personal fortunes from the nation's common wealth.
Although the changes will catch out shysters like Howes, industry experts point out that many tickets never even see the primary sales platforms like Ticketmaster.
Those shysters down in Whitehall, deemed the shipyards had to close.
BRIAN Potter considers the present Government 'shysters, tricksters and charlatans' for privatising the Post Office and calls upon a future Labour government to follow a programme of re-nationalisation.