a nasty piece of work

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a nasty piece of work

chiefly British
: an unkind or unpleasant person
  • Her boyfriend is a nasty piece of work.

Word by Word Definitions

nasty play
  1. : disgustingly filthy

  2. : physically repugnant

  3. : indecent, obscene

work play
  1. : to perform work or fulfill duties regularly for wages or salary

  2. : to perform or carry through a task requiring sustained effort or continuous repeated operations

  3. : to exert oneself physically or mentally especially in sustained effort for a purpose or under compulsion or necessity

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

  2. : activity that a person engages in regularly to earn a livelihood

  3. : a specific task, duty, function, or assignment often being a part or phase of some larger activity

  1. : suitable or styled for wear while working

  2. : used for work

  3. : involving or engaged in work


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