a nasty piece of work

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

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

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

  1. : used for work

  2. : suitable or styled for wear while working

  3. : involving or engaged in work

  1. : to bring to pass : effect

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

  3. : to make or decorate with needlework


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