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affair US English

An event or sequence of events of a specified kind or that has previously been referred to

affair US Thesaurus

what you do is your own affair

love affair US English

A romantic or sexual relationship between two people, especially one that is outside marriage

own affair US English

(In South Africa) a matter defined as being specific to a particular ethnic group, and controlled by that group through a chamber of the tricameral parliament

XYZ Affair US English

An incident in Franco-American relations in which a bribery attempt perpetrated by French agents in 1797 led the US to the brink of formal war with France

love affair US Thesaurus

he had a love affair with a teacher

Iran–Contra affair US English

A political scandal of 1987 involving the covert sale by the US of arms to Iran. The proceeds of the arms sales were used by officials to give arms to the anticommunist Contras in Nicaragua, despite congressional prohibition

Irangate US English

Another term for the Iran–Contra affair.


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