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Dirty trick   /dˈərti trɪk/   Listen
Dirty trick

An unkind or aggressive trick.

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"Dirty trick" Quotes from Famous Books

... I," said the cabman, "and if I had I wouldn't give it you. I played a dirty trick on you and a dirtier one still when I took your half sov, I did, seeing that I ought to have known that you ere just an obfusticated youngster and no bilk as I called you to them flunkeys. What you said made me ashamed, though I wouldn't own it before the flunkeys. So I determined to pay ...
— Love Eternal • H. Rider Haggard

... that worry you, but, you must keep Sarudine out of the house, for the fellow's quite capable of playing us a dirty trick." ...
— Sanine • Michael Artzibashef

... that you were responsible for it all. The Kid wasn't capable of inventing such a dirty trick on a decent girl. He was sufficiently drunk to be influenced by you, and, but for Curly's timely interference, you would doubtless have had your rotten way. I tell you the trouble, whatever trouble happens in this camp, is trouble which ...
— The Golden Woman - A Story of the Montana Hills • Ridgwell Cullum

... and shakes his fist out at the sea—with bitter hatred.] Dat's your dirty trick, damn ole davil, you! [Then in a frenzy of rage.] But, py God, you don't do dat! Not while Ay'm living! No, ...
— Anna Christie • Eugene O'Neill

... if it was necessary in the public interests, and then they would have to pay compensation. Thereupon the Municipality climbed down, took the Rs. 100 per month fee, and the matter dropped. But Sir Henry Harrison never forgave the hotel for what he called the dirty trick they had played him, and when the Municipal Act was amended, power was taken to charge such fees or rent as the ...
— Recollections of Calcutta for over Half a Century • Montague Massey

... glaring at him, her voice mounting to a climax of scorn, "You! Don't walk the room"—he had begun to do so—"but look me in the face. To think how you have attacked my father, maligned him, covered him with dishonour! And for what? To help you carry through a dirty trick to rob the city! Oh, I wish I had the words ...
— Counsel for the Defense • Leroy Scott

... arrangement to my father he said that he wanted Capi and that we could not have him. I wondered if they were going to make my dog do some dirty trick. From my look my father guessed ...
— Nobody's Boy - Sans Famille • Hector Malot

... thumbs, and calling folks out of their names in this road." Then it came out plain enough. All this ill-nature, Miss Sandal, was just because poor Joe hadn't brought him the same stones as he had gathered on the fells; and he said that changing them was either a very dirty trick, or a very ...
— The Squire of Sandal-Side - A Pastoral Romance • Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

... gruffly. "That isn't like an English lad should speak. You did me a cowardly, dirty trick, and you confessed to me that you were sorry for it. Do you think I'm such a mean beast that I want to take revenge ...
— The Weathercock - Being the Adventures of a Boy with a Bias • George Manville Fenn

Words linked to "Dirty trick" :   prank, caper, put-on, antic, joke, trick

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