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affair British & World English

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

affair English Thesaurus

what my mum does in her spare time is her affair

love affair British & World English

A romantic or sexual relationship between two people who are not married to each other

own affair British & World 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 British & World 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 English Thesaurus

he had a love affair with a teacher

Irangate British & World English

A US 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 anti-communist Contras in Nicaragua, despite Congressional prohibition. Also called Iran-Contra affair or scandal

Iran-Contra affair in Irangate British & World English

A US 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 anti-communist Contras in Nicaragua, despite Congressional prohibition. Also called Iran-Contra affair or scandal


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