double-dealing double-dealing

Definition(s):

  1. (n) acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another
  2. (adj) marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another

Usage(s):

  1. Johnson's biographer Andrew Gimson later interviewed Black, now something of a byword for double-dealing after his conviction this summer for criminal fraud.
  2. Against All Enemies will get its juice from the spectacle of stratospheric double-dealing; there's more backstabbing than in Hamlet.

News

  • Mexico drug war 101

    There are kingpins with names like the Engineer, head-chopping hit men, dirty cops and double-dealing politicians. And, of course, there are users -- millions of them.
    on August 23, 2013     Source: CNN

Quotes

  1. "On our part, there was no conspiracy, no cover-up, no double-dealing, no deal on oil, no attempt to instruct Scottish ministers, no private assurances by me to (Libyan leader) Colonel (Muammar) Gaddafi," Brown said at an employment summit in...
    on Sep 2, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: Reuters South Africa

  2. "Obviously, we weren't happy that a person working for us as an informant was double-dealing," Mark Sullivan said.
    on Aug 5, 2008 By: Mark J. Sullivan Source: Boston Globe

  3. "We are now in a shambolic situation where the government has upset one of our most important allies," Cameron told BBC radio. "They stand accused of double-dealing, saying one thing to the Libyans and something else to the Americans."
    on Sep 2, 2009 By: David Cameron Source: Reuters India

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