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sleazy

thin or flimsy, as cloth
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That's a way of doing business that the sleaziest archetypal auto salesman might envy.
The Duke Bar, where I worked, was probably the sleaziest at that time.
made a similar announcement, selling red-hot software for IBM mainframes through a superb sales force led by one of the sleaziest directors of marketing in the business: me
What has happened is that it was taken over by means of the sleaziest, low-comedy, Keystone Cops-style coup d'etat imaginable" (Man 98-99), which "disconnected all the burglar alarms prescribed by the Constitution, which is to say The House and Senate and the Supreme Court.
like it that even the sleaziest dresses from the 50s were well-tailored and had intricate details," says Schneider.
In 1992, the journalist Art Levine (a contributing editor of this magazine) wrote an article for Spy magazine (where I was an editor) on the topic of Washington's greediest, sleaziest lobbyists.
The New York Times reviewer wrote, "One of the sleaziest documentaries to arrive in a very long time, 'Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed' is a conspiracy-theory rant masquerading as investigative inquiry.
This makes the news media by statistic the sleaziest legal profession in existence.
Bill Moyers, then an aide to President Johnson, dramatized that impression with one of the sleaziest attack ads of all time, "Daisy," which juxtaposed images of a little girl in a field pulling petals off a flower with a mushroom cloud that obliterated the screen as President Johnson intoned, "These are the stakes
As Ernest Fitzgerald, an extraordinarily knowledgeable authority with almost fifty years of relevant personal experience, has observed, the entire system of military procurement is pervaded by dishonesty: "Government officials, from the majestic office of the president to the lowest, sleaziest procurement office, lie routinely and with impunity in defense of the system," and "the combination of loose procurement rules and government acquiescence in rip-offs leaves many a crook untouched" (1989, 312, 290).
I go up to the sleaziest border town where I know all the brothels are, and I hang out there for a couple of days and talk around.
Awarding a journalism prize to Washington Post investigative reporter Susan Schmidt, Bloomberg's Washington managing editor, Al Hunt, said "the Abramoff affair may be the biggest and sleaziest scandal since Watergate" Rumors swirled that dozens of representatives and senators would be dodging indictments.