dirty trick


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dirty trick

n
1. a malicious and contemptible action
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (plural)
a. underhand activity and machinations in political or governmental affairs
b. (as modifier): dirty-tricks operation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dirty trick - an unkind or aggressive trick
antic, prank, put-on, joke, trick, caper - a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps you think I did you a dirty trick. running away as I did, Marija--"
IT'S a dirty trick - a van driver deliberately drives through a huge puddle to soak a schoolboy A video clip, believed to be filmed in the Edinburgh area, was uploaded to Cameron Paton's Twitter account yesterday, with the caption: "Get back to class ya wet wipe".
It's the night of the big storytelling competition, and Rhonda received a note warning her of a dirty trick! The clock is ticking ...
"That's not a dirty trick. That was really surprising by a campaign who was once leading in Iowa that is saying he's not going to come to New Hampshire.
Or is the truth that this is just a cash cow, and Stockfield Road nothing more than a dirty trick to rob the motorists of Birmingham?
PARLIAMENTARY candidate Mike O'Brien walked out of a public meeting in Bedworth, claiming that he had been the victim of "a silly dirty trick."
I'm sure Mr Cable respects women, holds them in reverence even, but he doesn't rate their intellect and so can't conceive that they might be clever enough, or devious enough, to play a dirty trick.
The people of Worcestershire West are entitled to feel aggravated by this underhand dirty trick. Every vote in this tight contest will count and they shouldn't be fiddled by shady attacks on a party leader.
The bill would not deter legitimate efforts to keep ineligible people from voting, but it should greatly reduce the use of voter challenges as an Election Day dirty trick.
* "The dirty trick is a scenario that some Republicans hope they can pull out of the mothballs yet again?' This metaphor goes a couple steps too far by mixing a figurative scenario with figurative mothballs.
Catching someone off guard is no more than a dirty trick. There was a lot of fuss over nothing, from what I read.
"Any dirty trick can be undone if people recognize the implicit injustice in it."