dirty great

dirty great

Very large or big. Primarily heard in UK. I can't open the door because there's a dirty great mound of snow blocking it.
See also: dirty, great

dirty great/big

(British English, informal) used to emphasize how large something is: When I turned round he was pointing a dirty great gun at me.
See also: big, dirty, great
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But I hope the Council reconsiders, because clearly this is a much loved area by locals who would prefer to see the black swans nesting in the wild than a dirty great carpark.
Those medieval cities might have had dirty great big walls, deep rancid moats and doors that were thicker than a Trump family gathering.
What is unleashed, should you wish to listen, will leave a dirty great imprint on your memory today.
La obra esta basada en Dirty great love story, escrita y actuada, tambien en verso y prosa, por los ingleses Katie Bonna y Richard Marsh, que se presentaron en 2012 en el Festival de Edimburgo y en 2013 en el Soho de Nueva York.
We spent all night going back and forth under the Thames with either a car in front of us filming, or driving with a dirty great big sucker stuck on the bonnet.
Basically dirty great piles of stones making the route totally unpassable to vehicles.
Good Abz from Then, no sooner have you managed to drift off to sleep, some dirty great cockerel wakes you back up with a caterwaul that resembles a bugler with his blowhole caught in an industrial press.
There wouldn't appear to be much of a link between a tenant in social housing with a spare room and a celebrity with a dirty great house in London.
NO SOONER had we spent all weekend packing me thermals away - yes, they really are that voluminous - than the weather took a chilly turn and the rose was poked back into the rack and the dirty great reds returned to prominence.
Big Russell Crowe giving it laldy, hacking off heads and limbs with a dirty great sword.
While attempting my Sunday bath this morning, the one where you pop on a face pack and listen to Classic FM, I laid back and went in for the relax, which lasted about 17 seconds until I noticed a dirty great cobweb on the ceiling and added 'must buy feather duster' to my never-ending in-head list.
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Is there a dirty great mast outside your front door?
Dirty great motorways that get you from A to B, without the wriggly bits.
Chainsaw Song is my personal highlight, a disgraceful grind with dirty great hooks for hanging slabs of uncooked meat on.