a nasty piece of work

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a nasty piece of work

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.
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a nasty piece of work

If someone is a nasty piece of work, they are very unpleasant. What about the husband, then? He's a real nasty piece of work. Note: Sometimes people use bit instead of piece, or use another adjective instead of nasty. He was a killer and a conman — an all-round nasty bit of work. She was a dreadful piece of work and anyone with eyes could have seen that.
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a nasty piece (or bit) of work

an unpleasant or untrustworthy person. informal
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a nasty piece of ˈwork

(British English, informal) a very unpleasant and dangerous person: Keep away from Bill Smith — he’s a very nasty piece of work.The factory manager was a nasty piece of work. We were all terrified of him.
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NO stranger to playing villians, former Love/Hate star Aidan Gillen relished playing a nasty piece of work in the latest Maze Runner movie.
He described the incident in February as disgraceful and added: "Clearly when in drink Mr Sowden you are a nasty piece of work.
Meanwhile, everyone will keep one eye firmly on Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), now Queen on the Iron Throne in King's Landing, and to be fair, a nasty piece of work.
That nasty piece of work Father Hughes (Paddy Considine) explains: "You deviated from the plan, you went behind our backs.
I truly play a nasty piece of work and I relished every minute of it" Actress Kate Winslet on her role in a new film, Triple 9 "People look forward to their retirement.
A source close to Kelly, 35, said: "All her friends know David is a nasty piece of work but people outside have no idea what he's really like.
Kyle's proving to be a nasty piece of work this week as he blackmails Harry into stealing exam papers under pain of broadcasting his real sexuality.
W GAGGED: Cain dead cows are discovered on the farm, Moira is convinced Maxine's to blame and Cain decides enough's enough On Wednesday, he tracks down the nasty piece of work and bundles her, ged, into the ar.
HOLLYOAKS (Channel 4) WE'VE always known that Dr Browning was a nasty piece of work, but this week he reaches a new low.
Broad's a beautiful boy, but he is a nasty piece of work when he has a ball in his hand.
Both these women are included in this survey of both queens regnant and consort who became de facto regnant: the uncrowned Matilda, heir of Henry I, who struggled against her cousin Stephen to rule; Eleanor, consort of Henry II, who finally banished her and then imprisoned her for her support of his sons' revolt; Isabella, a nasty piece of work who turned against her husband, Edward II, and eventually allied with her lover, Roger Mortimer, to oust the King and, in the author's view, to have him killed; and Margaret, who ruled when the King's mental illness made him unfit.
10Damian Lewis plays a wronged US Buddhist cop in ITV3's Life - which nasty piece of work was he in the Forsyte Saga?
All the other Father Christmases have been forced to stop work by the ruthless Gerold Goblynch, a nasty piece of work who is turning the festive season into a personal money making scheme (is that a dig at retailers?
Mother has a patient cultured voice, Claire is a self-centered liar, Lucy a whiny dim bulb, Jocasta a nasty piece of work who is finally expelled.
A womaniser, unfaithful, just a nasty piece of work.