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a nasty wallop
A severe and powerful blow, which may be either dealt or received. I got a really nasty wallop from a two-by-four on the construction site last week. His left hook can deal a nasty wallop if he catches you with it.
be a nasty piece of work
To be a difficult or disagreeable person or thing. His secretary is a nasty piece of work, always snapping at people for no reason. I know you're not excited about this family vacation, but please, don't be a nasty piece of work the whole time. This virus is a nasty piece of work. It's already infected millions of users.
A liberal-minded woman. The phrase became a rallying cry and self-identifier for supporters of Hillary Clinton after Donald Trump referred to Clinton as "such a nasty woman" during a 2016 presidential debate. If I'm a "nasty woman" because I believe in equal rights for women, then so be it!
cheap and nasty
Inexpensive and poorly constructed. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Don't buy anything from that shop unless you're OK with it breaking—everything they sell is cheap and nasty.
cheap and nasty(British & Australian)
costing little money and of bad quality You know the sort of cheap and nasty clothes that are sold on market stalls.
be a nasty piece of work(British & Australian informal)
to be a very unpleasant person He's a nasty piece of work, is Carl. I'd avoid him if I were you.
mod. nasty. I want out of this shag-nasty mess.