get down and dirty


: to do or say harsh and unpleasant things
Sometimes you have to get down and dirty with your competitors.

Examples of get down and dirty in a Sentence

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“Get down and dirty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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