do the dirty on (someone)

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do the dirty on (someone)

slang To mistreat or deceive one. I can't believe that you're the one who did the dirty on me and sabotaged my presentation! That traveling salesman sure did the dirty on me dirt by running off with my money.
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do the dirty on someone

BRITISH
If someone does the dirty on you, they betray you or treat you very badly. There are plenty of people only too ready to make use of a situation like this to do the dirty on somebody they don't like. Note: You can also say that someone does the dirty. Apparently, Scott and the rest had been wanting to sack Joey since 1988. It was only misplaced loyalty that prevented them from doing the dirty there and then. Note: The usual American expression is do someone dirt.
See also: dirty, on, someone
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do the dirty on someone

cheat or betray someone. British informal
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do the ˈdirty on somebody

(British English, informal) cheat somebody or treat them unfairly: Mike felt that his fellow students had done the dirty on him by telling the lecturer he’d cheated in the exam.
See also: dirty, on, somebody
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