I was watching a documentary last night about Charlie Wilson and some CIA guy was going on about "plausible deniability." We rarely hear the term used anymore, but I remember hearing it a lot in the '80s. Perhaps, in the '80s people were more skilled at finessing the plausible part of that phrase. Of course, I suppose it was also a lot easier to cover your covert tracks back then.
I always liked the phrase and remember using it a lot myself. Back in the day, I worked as a [redacted] in a [redacted] and I was responsible for [redacted]. I know that sounds exciting, but dealing with those [redacted] assholes was a nightmare.
Plausible deniability saved my [redacted].