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Used before a proper name (after French construction) to denote a scandal associated with the specified person, organization, etc.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Punch. From French l'affaire from la the + affaire in its specific sense development ‘scandal associated with a person or organization’. Compare French l'affaire Dreyfus.
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