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dirty work

noun
1.
disagreeable, often tedious tasks.
2.
any illegal or dishonest dealing.
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dirty work

noun phrase

Dishonest, unethical, underhanded, or criminal acts; skullduggery


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with dirty-work

dirty work

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 ]
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