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sleaze factor


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The sleazy or sordid aspect of a situation as applied to political scandals and alleged corruption involving officials of an administration. The term was applied initially, in US politics, to scandals and alleged corruption involving officials of the Reagan administration; in the UK in the 1980s and 1990s it was applied to a number of political scandals, resignations, and instances of alleged malpractice, such as the cash for questions affair.


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