a nasty piece of work

Definition of a nasty piece of work

chiefly British

  1. :  an unkind or unpleasant person <Her boyfriend is a nasty piece of work.>

Word by Word Definitions

nastyplay
  1. :  disgustingly filthy

    :  physically repugnant

    :  indecent, obscene

pieceplay
  1. :  a part of a whole: such as

    :  fragment

    :  portion, allocation

  1. :  to repair, renew, or complete by adding pieces :  patch

workplay
  1. :  activity in which one exerts strength or faculties to do or perform something:

    :  sustained physical or mental effort to overcome obstacles and achieve an objective or result

    :  the labor, task, or duty that is one's accustomed means of livelihood

  1. :  used for work

    :  suitable or styled for wear while working

    :  involving or engaged in work

  1. :  to bring to pass :  effect

    :  to fashion or create a useful or desired product by expending labor or exertion on :  forge, shape

    :  to make or decorate with needlework


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