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dirty

1. adjective, slang Corrupt or immoral. This town is full of dirty cops—they're more dangerous than the gangs. The dirty politicians of the 80s ruined the public's trust in the government to this day.
2. noun, slang In a deceitful or hurtful manner. I wouldn't go out with Adam if I were you—he really did Louise dirty by cheating on her. I can't believe that you're the one who did me dirty and sabotaged my presentation!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dirty

1. mod. obscene. The movie was too dirty for me.
2. mod. low and sneaky. What a dirty thing to do!
3. mod. illegal; on the wrong side of the law. (Compare this with clean.) The cops knew that Last Card Louie was dirty, and they searched his car until they found something they could use against him.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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For the sampling and gravimetric analyses, tobacco pH and dirtiness, the tobacco from the smuggled cigarettes was separated from the filter and the wrapping paper.
Yet, it will be hard to avoid a sense of squeamishness, dirtiness or unacceptability even in the face of an evident instance of slur-mention.
No wonder dirty protesters, like hunger strikers, are often represented as either perverts or saints--symbolically, they represent life in a powerfully inverted form, by embracing and even publicizing the earthly relationship our bodies have to dirtiness and waste.
"Most of the time, people complain about Manila's dirtiness. So we want to put teeth on the enforcement of the anti-littering ordinance.
For instance, Fiarbrother, Newth, and Rachman (2005) proposed the "mental pollution" (sensations of dirtiness without physical contact) and Olatunji (2010) the sensation of "disgust" as simple antecedent stimulation; Coles et al.
It is concluded that childhood eating practice, price, high exports demand, bones of fish meals, freshness, easily availability, dirtiness and rush of flies at fish shop are main factors that are decreasing fish consumption in our society and increasing role of other meats.
Another Japanese cultural principle that guides individuals' behavior relates to the clear dichotomy between the "inside" (self, family, house), which is presented as clean or pure (soto) and the "outside" (world), which is presented in terms of dirtiness or impurity (uchi).
There is more compelling evidence of the dirtiness of drone war from Brandon Bryant, the former U.S.
So, after firing several shots, an airgun barrel attains a steady state of "dirtiness" that's just this compound.
The Bio or Eco program is ideal when the baskets are not completely full or when the plates are not too dirty - thanks to an infrared sensor, Teka dishwashers automatically control the input of water depending on the load's level of dirtiness.
"Why can't the government move them to one or two of Bahrain's islands it is planning to urbanise, so we can get rid of their dirtiness within us?"
Death's following; mediocrity, dirtiness, adulthood, literature.
And it surely invites the reader to rethink the boundaries between the decorum of academe and the dirtiness of engagement; between the intellectual fervent and affectual recognition; between words and emotions.
"All that sickness, shame and dirtiness came back and I bitterly regret doing it now because I feel like it just hasn't achieved anything."
Similarly, there is a large unmet demand for wireless charging of vehicles, so the driver avoids the inconvenience, dirtiness and danger of having to get out of the vehicle to plug in something during bad weather or dangerousneighbourhoods.