Put a spin on



Give a certain meaning or interpretation to. Spin is usually modified by an adjective in this expression, as in Robert was adept at putting positive spin on weak financial reports, or This chef has put a new spin on seafood dishes. Also see: spin doctor [ 1980s ]

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    [pyoo-tuh-tiv] /ˈpyu tə tɪv/ adjective 1. commonly regarded as such; reputed; supposed: the putative boss of the mob. /ˈpjuːtətɪv/ adjective 1. (prenominal) commonly regarded as being: the putative father 2. (prenominal) considered to exist or have existed; inferred 3. (grammar) denoting a mood of the verb in some languages used when the speaker does not […]



  • Putatively

    [pyoo-tuh-tiv] /ˈpyu tə tɪv/ adjective 1. commonly regarded as such; reputed; supposed: the putative boss of the mob. /ˈpjuːtətɪv/ adjective 1. (prenominal) commonly regarded as being: the putative father 2. (prenominal) considered to exist or have existed; inferred 3. (grammar) denoting a mood of the verb in some languages used when the speaker does not […]

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    noun, Law. 1. a marriage contracted in violation of an impediment, but in good faith on the part of one or both of the contracting persons.



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