Teflon



Trademark.
1.
a fluorocarbon polymer with slippery, nonsticking properties; polytetrafluoroethylene.
adjective
2.
characterized by imperviousness to blame or criticism:
a Teflon politician.
noun
1.
trademark polytetrafluoroethylene, when used in nonstick cooking vessels
adjective
2.
(facetious) denoting the ability to evade blame: the Teflon president
adjective

untouched by scandal despite evidence of being involved
Examples

Reagan was called the ‘Teflon president’ by Jimmy Carter.
Usage Note

figurative
tee off on
Teflon
polytetrafluoroethylene

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