dodgy

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a bit dodgy

Appearing to be somewhat unsafe or dangerous; dubious; risky. This car looks a bit dodgy to drive in traffic. I don't think we should stay, the crowd in this bar seems a bit dodgy. The way the politicians run the country seems a bit dodgy to me.
See also: bit, dodgy

dodgy deal

An agreement, arrangement, or business transaction that is or is suspected of being risky, dubious, dishonest, or corrupt in some way. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. He was ultimately fined for the dodgy deal, which saw his company reap the rewards of large-scale investments without any tax burden.
See also: deal, dodgy
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But actually the leek outfit was quite dodgy, even dodgier than the daffodil.'
That said however, they've been dodgier than a late night kebab at the back and I'll be shocked if they manage to shut out a Newcastle side who like to throw caution to the wind.
The Northern Ireland peace process was far from stable when I rolled up at the guesthouse in a dodgy taxi with an even dodgier driver.
And it seems she'll soon be consorting with even dodgier characters.
He may not be the greatest putter in the world but principal market rival Y-E Yang is even dodgier on the shorter ones and third favourite Ryo Ishikawa is still inconsistent at top level.
Inevitably, Liverpool fans were moaning about Webb, happily ignoring their first goal at Hull which came from an even dodgier free-kick.
Julie Graham puts in a good performance as motherly heroine Abby Grant, but some of the acting's dodgier than Alistair Darling's eyebrows and the villains are one-dimensional.
For those who don't know the difference, the serial type is usually dodgier.
"It would be a close game because I'm not as quick as I used to be, Paul McGrath's knees are even dodgier and Bozzie's on the drugs - and I'm saying that firmly tongue-in-cheek.
Apparently my dodgy memory had become even dodgier. I was giving them laldy about wearing a St Mirren keeper's top because as far as I was concerned I was still playing for Dumbarton!
): With Ashley Cole looking dodgier than a swift half at the Kabul Hippodrome and Graeme Le Saux seemingly out of favour, surely there's room for experimentation in this position?
The plot - which, to be fair, is thinner than the paper Agnes Brown wraps her cucumbers in - sees the heroic battleaxe fighting off attempts by a dodgy politician and even dodgier Russians to shut down her market stall on Dublin's iconic Moore Street.
There's nothing dodgier than watching your neighbour launch a firecracker off his wheelie bin.
EMMERDALE (7pm and 8pm ITV1) ROBBIE seizes his chance to get even with Debbie lying that she was responsible for diluting the dodgy vodka with something even dodgier. As her family turns against her and Andy separates her from her kids Debbie hits rock bottom.