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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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.
ARE YOU IN FAVOUR OF DOWN AND DIRTY OR PRISTINE AND CLEAN?
The former is an earful of the primitive (think Lightning Beat Man with singing lessons from El Duce), down and dirty.
The concept of the round table is commendable, but I've got to figure that if you really want to get down and dirty on what we can do to help turn around this two-tier society of haves and have-nots we're rapidly becoming, this intellectual dialogue should have been going on down at an inner-city Taco Bell or KFC, not the Regent Beverly Wilshire.