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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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Dodgiest decision: The Bomb Squad - football's equivalent of trying to evict squatters by plumping their cushions to make them more comfy.
We're kind of chuffed there was a Welsh-born contestant on the X Factor but did it have to be the dodgiest warbler on the show?
So was the vision which, after the dodgiest of starts, turned United into the nation's most prolific trophy winners and the biggest money-making machine in world football.
The actress survives O'Neill's dodgiest writing: a sentimental reverie of her island days with some cavorting natives who danced naked, as natives tend to do.
Hence when they went a goal down to Southampton last Saturday to the dodgiest of penalties, they didn't remotely look as though they had the quality to get back on terms.
Loyal workers no more wish to be summoned to meetings to be told they're on the dole than this spiv wants to be grilled by MPs on Wednesday about the dodgiest of high street deals.
These two have staged better comebacks than you'd find in the dodgiest Hollywood scripts.
At times, Derren Litten's script in this first of a new six-part series made the dodgiest and most dubious of Carry On films look sophisticated.
As a sold-out Scot I have been known to vote for the dodgiest of talent show hopefuls purely on their postcode.
The 10 categories are: Player of the Year; Manager of the Year; 11-a-side Team of the Year; 5-a-side Team of the Year; Administrator of the Year; Referee of the Year; Supporter of the Year; Pub Football Website of the Year; Dodgiest Kit Award; Team Spirit Award; Pub Football Legend Award - Services to Football.
This run features the world's dodgiest panto, an under-researched movie about cricket, a robot who can nearly smell the difference between cheese and petrol, a lesson in the ancient art of Padlock Folding, a passive-aggressive horse and a very smooth scarecrow.
Always wears green and has one of the dodgiest haircuts on television.
Worst outfit: A fake clip-on lip ring in 2001,but her husband tends to wear the dodgiest outfits, with tea cosy hats and sarongs.
The book's broken down into the good (the ten best boxers, other halves, daft sports shows etc), the bad (biggest wastes of money in football, cheats etc), and the ugly (worst behaviours, feuds, dodgiest haircuts), and is a seemingly random collection of the bizarre.