dirt file

dirt file

A list or record of one's failures, poor decisions, bad behavior, or other negative facts or rumors. The recent drug scandal is just another item on the governor's growing dirt file.
See also: dirt, file
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Party sources were quoted saying a "scandal" in Joyce's private life and the existence of a "dirt file" were upsetting conservative voters.
But when people like Livingstone and Marceca are assembling "dirt files," they'll pull material in from the F.B.I., N.S.A., I.R.S., C.I.A., Pentagon, military intelligence, etc.