not cricket

idiom

British, old-fashioned
: not fair, polite, or proper
You can't keep ignoring her. It just isn't cricket.

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Recent Examples on the Web At the time, most houses kept their storefronts partially covered with drab fabric and speaking to the media was not cricket. David Segal, New York Times, 15 Nov. 2020

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“Not cricket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20cricket. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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