dirty trickery

dirty tricks

noun Informal.
1.
Politics. unethical or illegal campaign practices or pranks intended to disrupt or sabotage the campaigns of opposing candidates.
2.
any similar practices carried out against rival countries or corporations for espionage or commercial purposes.

Origin:
1970–75

dirty-trickery [dur-tee-trik-uh-ree] , noun
dirty-tricks, adjective
dirty-trickster [dur-tee-trik-ster] , noun
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dirty tricks

noun
underhand commercial or political behavior designed to discredit an opponent 
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