Sleaze factor



noun

that part of a situation that is corrupt, sordid, or controversial
Word Origin

sleaze ‘vulgarity’ + factor
sleaze factor
The element in a political party, administration, or other organization that is corrupt, controversial, or tainted by scandal. For example, I can’t see myself making a campaign contribution to them—there’s too much of a sleaze factor. This slangy expression derives from the adjective sleazy, which means “vulgar” or “tawdry.” The idiom was first used in politics in the 1980s.

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