Definition of 'dirty trick'
Example sentences containing 'dirty trick'
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Genuine opposition parties have been subjected to dirty tricks ahead of the election. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If the year has not yet given you your fill of American politics, you might be tempted by this drama about presidential hopefuls using dirty tricks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Was this the dirty tricks department at work? Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)But an appeal found she had been the victim of dirty tricks. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Other opposition leaders have also been victims of recent dirty tricks. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If dirty tricks are thriving in pop, it means pop matters again. Times, Sunday Times (2014)More agile, with more stamina, with as great a range of dirty tricks? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The final straw, say friends, was when he himself became the victim of a dirty trick. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He added: 'The experience of great architecture does not need to be enchanted by dirty tricks from a theme park. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Labour was accused of using dirty tricks to scupper tomorrow's mayoral referendums as ministers and business leaders attempted to drum up last-minute support. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Translations for 'dirty trick'
British English: dirty trick NOUN
You describe the actions of an organization or political group as dirty tricks when you think they are using illegal methods to harm the reputation or effectiveness of their rivals.
He claimed he was the victim of a dirty tricks campaign..
Definition of dirty trick from the Collins English Dictionary
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