Why do I always get stuck with the dirty work?]]> I hear that Sam is up to his old dirty work again.]]>Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.]]>Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.
An unpleasant, distasteful, or thankless task or job. For example, Jane complained that she had to do all the dirty work while her colleagues took long vacations. [First half of 1900s]