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.
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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
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In an Instagram clip on Monday, Tyson announced that he will train the 27-year-old 'Loyal' singer and teach him every single dirty trick to beat the 'Crank That' hitmaker.
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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.
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?
Catching someone off guard is no more than a dirty trick.
Any dirty trick can be undone if people recognize the implicit injustice in it.
Every moment of existence seems like some dirty trick," he laments.
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But the circulation of accurate material about another candidate is not a dirty trick even if it is on videotape.