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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.
But where Crisp really alienated himself was in his attitude to Aids, a new disease then sweeping the New York gay scene and spreading like wild fire in the 'back rooms' of all the dodgiest hang-outs.
The islanders organised it for us, and on the morning, the dodgiest looking cargo boat you'll ever see turned up.
BRITONS have named the Dominican Republic as the world's dodgiest holiday destination, according to a new survey.
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.
Birds of Prey'' (WB) isn't exploiting its legacy enough - it's drawn, loosely, from the ``Batman'' mythology - but probably represents the dodgiest pilot with the greatest chance of getting fixed as the show goes to series.
Admittedly they were given a helping hand by the dodgiest of Danish defending, but England turned on a first-half demolition job and are now just three matches away from the biggest prize in football.
If Labour can't take apart his dodgiest Tory deal, the party should call it a day.
These two have staged better comebacks than you'd find in the dodgiest Hollywood scripts.
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So the Bank of England is becoming the buyer of last resort of the dodgiest securitised sausage meat in the land.
A free register which names and shames some of Britain's dodgiest company owners has been axed by the ConDems.
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.
A Teesside pub team has bagged itself a national football title - for wearing the dodgiest kit in Britain.