down and dirty


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down and dirty

adj (down-and-dirty when prenominal)
1. ruthlessly competitive or underhand: if Bush gets down and dirty the Governor will give as good as he gets.
2. uninhibited; frank
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"We can play down and dirty rugby too if we have to.
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But through the Down and Dirty campaign--which references rural teens' preference for outdoor activities--the state moved to better target its anti-smoking message.
There's a lot to be said for getting down and dirty and looking up at a stage instead of looking down at one.
The former is an earful of the primitive (think Lightning Beat Man with singing lessons from El Duce), down and dirty. Look for Corinthian Leather, Genuine wherever fine records are sold.
"My first day, the first scene, I'm in bed getting down and dirty with my wife.
Let us aggressively retrieve those ill-spent moneys and spend them in ways that may begin to enable us to be and act like human beings down and dirty for the rightful, dignified survival of us all.