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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I'm a nasty piece of work, and people should know that" Hugh Grant
"But the fact it was Fernandinho means he may not have looked quite as closely at it as he might have done if it were a player with a reputation as a nasty piece of work."
you're a nasty piece of work, aren't you?" For perhaps the only time in his life, Johnson was rendered speechless.
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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.
That nasty piece of work Father Hughes (Paddy Considine) explains: "You deviated from the plan, you went behind our backs." So now Tommy has to commit an atrocious act if he wants his boy back.
"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.
London Mayor Boris Johnson faced a series of questions about his personal integrity in an awkward TV interview, which culminated with him being accused of being "a nasty piece of work".
"Broad's a beautiful boy, but he is a nasty piece of work when he has a ball in his hand.