play dirty


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play dirty

  (informal)
to behave dishonestly, especially by cheating in a game He loses his temper from time to time, but he never plays dirty.
See also: dirty, play
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But Paton decides to play dirty to get his way and sets the wheels in motion to blackmail Greer, with a little help from Lenny.
EMMERDALE (7pm ITV) HARRIET and Ashley are competing to see who can raise the most for charity, and Ashley is about to discover that his rival for the post of vicar isn't afraid to play dirty.
Kochkaryov has to play dirty to remove all the obstacles in the way of the marriage and is even ready to whip out a bridal feast at a moment's notice.
However, as he summed up his season and his achievement, the 25-year-old German remarked "a lot of people tried to play dirty tricks.
WE would like to extend our thanks, yet again, to the people of the North East, who have rallied to support our play Dirty Dusting, which is being performed at the Customs House, South Shields, in January.
This latest role sees Philip play Dirty Harry as part of the hit musical that features a host of songs by boy band Take That.
I can't recall really what happened but I don't play dirty and I certainly didn't go to hit a man on purpose.
The play stars Helen, Jean Southern and Gwen Doran -all stars of the hit play Dirty Dusting.
As if she needed any encouragement, Frankie tells Maya to play dirty to keep Dev away from Sunita, so the pouting villainess sneakily brings forward the wedding date.
It is time to leave the EU to those who like to ignore the rules and play dirty.
I think they play dirty when they're not comfortable with the way the game is going.
New Labour has decided to play dirty and Plaid Cymru is unsure how to respond.
Number one choice on his iPod is rap group I Play Dirty, featuring his two big pals from Croydon, Krept and Konan.
The three-piece play dirty garage rock with a smattering of the blues peppered throughout the 13 tracks.