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dirty tricks

pl.n. Informal
1. Covert intelligence operations designed to disrupt the economy or upset the political situation in another country.
2. Unethical behavior, especially acts undertaken to destroy the credibility or reputation of an opponent.
3. Commercial espionage.

dirty trickster n.

dirt′y tricks′


n.pl.
1. unethical or illegal activities directed against political opponents, esp. during a campaign.
2. the covert activities of an intelligence agency.
[1970–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dirty tricks - underhand commercial or political behavior designed to discredit an opponent
behavior, conduct, doings, behaviour - manner of acting or controlling yourself
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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He's been called the 'The Dirty Trickster,' by The New Yorker, and the 'Sinister Forrest Gump of American Politics' by reporter Jeffrey Toobin.
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