get down and dirty

Definition of get down and dirty

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

downplay
  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. :  down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. :  to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

    :  to cause to fall by or as if by shooting :  bring down

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

    :  an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

    :  a complete play to advance the ball

  1. :  an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

    :  a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. :  a covering of soft fluffy feathers

    :  these feathers

    :  something soft and fluffy like down

dirtyplay
  1. :  not clean or pure

    :  likely to befoul or defile with a soiling substance (such as mud, dust, or grime)

    :  contaminated with infecting organisms

  1. :  in a dirty (see 1dirty) manner: such as

    :  deceptively, underhandedly

    :  indecently

  1. :  to soil with a substance (such as mud or grime) :  to make dirty (see 1dirty)

    :  to stain with dishonor :  sully

    :  to debase by distorting the real nature of


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