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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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uk/safe shopping, contains tips on how to spot dodgy traders and avoid the fakes to help keep your home and family safe this Christmas.
The overhanging zombie dodgy debt which still cripples global capital was very much a USA-initiated and USA-led global capital transmitted problem.
Dodgy date: Gemini, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Aquarius.
His poisonous division of the country between "strivers and skivers" was also dodgy, particularly when you look now at what he was doing.
What better way to enjoy the sounds of Dodgy than at our open air Amphitheatre on a warm summer evening.
Dodgy are currently back out on the road to celebrate 20 years since the release of their classic debut album, The Dodgy Album, and to continue spreading the love from last year's critically acclaimed album Stand Upright In A Cool Place, they will be playing tracks from both albums and other classic tracks.
The album helped launch Dodgy to the forefront of the 90s music scene and the band will play a very special gig in Liverpool this weekend to mark 20 years since its release.
Dodgy decided to organise the tour following the success of their recent comeback album, Stand Upright In A Cool Place.
There are some dodgy traders out there who have no conscience and sell seriously dangerous goods," said Paul Bettison of the Local Government Association.
The underworld hardman, known as Dodgy Dave, was sentenced to 16 weeks over a bust-up at the couple's home.
NO, YOU haven't slipped into a time warp and been transported back to the summer of 1998 - Dodgy have a new album on its way, and they're on their way to Merseyside, their adopted homeland.
Staying Out For The Summer - the sunsplashed anthem from Britpop trio Dodgy (main picture) - was a staple of summertime airwaves in 1994 and has re -mained so every summer since.
Murdered To Death WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND TAKE a 1930s country house party with a widowed owner and her niece, who inherits the pile, add for guests a retired Colonel and his lady, a dodgy French painter with an 'Allo 'Allo accent and his equally dodgy lady and throw in the unfaithful old family retainer and the stage is set for a mystery.
FULL STORYR : PAGE 3 DODGY G CAR C DUO FINED pounds 30K DODGY car dealers have been fined more than pounds 30,000 for selling cars that were too dangerous to be on the roads.
SUGGESTIONS that some of the protests against the controversial schools closure plan in North Kirklees were dodgy throws up several issues.