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Synonyms for shyster

a person (especially a lawyer or politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods


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Come on you guys, give The Shyster a break and shut up for a few minutes
The show has been produced in conjunction with sister company shyster.
Why couldn't Dick Ebersol have dreamed this up with that shyster Vince McMahon back in 2001?
I saved thousands of dollars repairing my own vehicles and thousands more in not getting taken by shyster auto repairmen urging me to fix problems that didn't exist.
It's all too easy, it seems, for any shyster displaying false colours to be selected for election to Parliament for all the wrong hidden reasons.
This Pope, even in his extreme dotage, should have better things to do but talk about peace with this shyster.
Seems now that the workers' comp thing passed, we won't be seeing many more of those TV ads showing that happy camper saying things like, ``I fell down drunk on the job, skinned my knee, and the law firm of Shyster, Shyster, Schmuck got me a million dollars.
It's all too easy, it seems, for any shyster to pull the wool over the eyes of a body of selectors.
Matthau won a best supporting actor Oscar for his role as a shyster lawyer.
The first tale harks back to 1786, where shyster Joseph Bloxham (Philip Jackson) has prosperedwhile leading others to ruination.
Shyster means anyone, but usually a lawyer, who practises business in a tricky or unprofessional manner.
Matthau won a best supporting actor Oscar for his role as the shyster lawyer who convinces his brother-in-law (Lemmon) to exaggerate his injuries after being hurt while working as a cameraman at a football game in order to get a big settlement.
This is the morality of the shyster moneylender, the back street spiv and the loan shark, yet government consistently avoids taking action to bring the banks into line.
Her supporting cast - including Ann Magnuson, Phil Morris (who played ``Seinfeld's'' shyster attorney Jackie Chiles), Dale Godboldo and Tammy Lauren - just seems to go through the motions, as well.
Already we know the courts are hopeless when it comes to providing protection for vulnerable witnesses and have done little to curb shyster lawyers who are happy to play fast and loose with the law on behalf of crooked - but rich - clients.