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truh buhl shooh ter

  • n  a worker whose job is to locate and fix sources of trouble (especially in mechanical devices)

  • But Ewart-Biggs, a veteran diplomatic troubleshooter, had been hand-picked for the Dublin job by British Prime Minister James Callaghan to coordinate Anglo-Irish policy in the face .
  • As President Bill Clinton's troubleshooter in the Balkans in the 1990s, Holbrooke handled one tough assignment after another.
  • Bobby's brother-in-law, Steve Smith, an experienced Kennedy political troubleshooter, has recently been scouting out Bobby's chances for the New York seat.
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  • Sam Allardyce in SkySports
    Asked whether Shearer had a better chance of succeeding than himself, Allardyce replied: "As a short-term fix, he has almost been brought in as a troubleshooter. It will be easier for him because of his status. The support from all at Newcastle will...
  • Joan Ruddock in ChronicleLive
    Joan Ruddock, Minister for Climate Change, said: "I wish Jack and Troubleshooter every success with their song."
  • Billy Wagner in Newsday
    His role is troubleshooter,said Billy Wagner, the featured performer in the Mets' bullpen. "He's our Mr. Chaos. No matter what the situation, he's able to get that ground ball or punchout."

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