dirty/mean/rotten trick


: an unkind or unfair thing to do

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web No matter who wins on Nov. 3 this year, Americans need to know the full story of how the last election was poisoned by the Russia collusion dirty trick. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 7 Oct. 2020 The facts in the indictment add to the evidence that this was from first to last a dirty trick by Hillary Clinton's campaign—and that the media were its gullible promoters. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 5 Nov. 2021 The campaign season dirty trick led to Trump's first impeachment. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 16 Mar. 2022 Every team across the league has been pulling the same dirty trick that does nothing but hurt the fans, players and the game. Matt Young, Chron, 2 Mar. 2022 In the immediate aftermath of this month’s crushing defeat for a radical Democratic nominee at the hands of a write-in candidate, many leftists decided to view the event as a political betrayal by moderate Democrats, or perhaps a dirty trick. James Freeman, WSJ, 16 Nov. 2021 Bishop Woods called it a political dirty trick by his son’s opponents. al, 23 Aug. 2021 Kai-Fu Lee attributes the success of Didi and other Chinese startups both to generous government support and to the country’s culture of ruthless competition, where no dirty trick is left off the table. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, 7 July 2021 Spurgin’s friends played a dirty trick on him at that point. Dallas News, 10 Apr. 2021 See More

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“Dirty/mean/rotten trick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dirty%2Fmean%2Frotten%20trick. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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