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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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He pointed to the late arrival of both spinners and spectators as the main rot in the low momentum of the spinning festival.
Despite the rudimentary technical specifications, the K188 Fidget Spinner phone is incredibly affordable with a price of just 1200-1300 rupees (less than $20 in American money).
Blades expert Sarah Hainsworth told the programme: 'We found that for all three of the spinners you can stab a tomato with very moderate force, so these could potentially cause a significant injury to the eye.
Maharaj now tallies 543 points, the fourth highest by a South Africa spinner since the country's return to Test cricket in 1992.
The dodgy toys face being banned from sale but Trading Standards want parents to check spinners already sold.
But after a few weeks, rather than using them as intended, students brought spinners to class and traded them with friends, took them apart, and stole other students' spinners, says Clinton.
However, while a filler of dead time for many, Bou Monsef said there could be a more serious physiological applications to the Fidget Spinner -- although thorough scientific studies would be needed to test and prove this.
Manor Park Primary School recently posted on the school website the following message for parents: "Fiddle spinners and other toys should not be brought into school.
So popular are the palm-sized toys that the manager of one of the only stores in Teesside to stock spinners has sold out every day they've been delivered.
Ajmal added that relying on off- spinners more than the variations like carom ball and all was the best decision to kickstart his journey into the league of world- class spinners.
If you are a good leg spinner, he can play a very vital role.
Spinner to serve as Sanctions Board Chair effective October 1, 2015.