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down and dirty

1. Vicious or ruthless. Once this campaign gets down and dirty, be prepared for the opposition to start verbally attacking your family members.
2. Uninhibited, especially sexually. Are you really surprised that he cheated on you? He gets down and dirty with every girl that comes in this place!
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down and dirty

 
1. crude and carelessly done. (Used as an attributive.) The last time he painted the kitchen, it was a down and dirty job because he thought we were moving. Fig. coarse; mean-spirited. The campaign for governor really got down and dirty in the final week.
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down and dirty

1. Vicious, not governed by rules of decency, as in The candidates are getting down and dirty early in the campaign. [Slang; early 1980s]
2. Very earthy, uninhibitedly sexual. For example, "L.A. club people rarely get down and dirty on a dance floor" ( The New Yorker, May 21, 1990). [Late 1980s]
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down and dirty

mainly AMERICAN
1. If you describe a person or their behaviour as down and dirty, you mean that they behave in an unpleasant or dishonest way. If the President gets down and dirty, the Governor will give as good as he gets. Did this campaign get down and dirty?
2. Something that is down and dirty is shocking and direct but often enjoyable. Get down and dirty with Sandra Bernhard who comes to Britain with her one-woman show, Giving Till It Hurts. Adam and his dad turned me onto the real down-and-dirty stuff like Otis Clay, William Bell and Albert King.
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down and dirty

1 unprincipled; unpleasant. 2 energetically earthy, direct, or sexually explicit. North American informal
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Down and Dirty speaks to rural teens' culture and a lifestyle embodied by outdoor activities, such as hunting and off-roading.
It held focus groups with rural teens and what eventually emerged was the Down and Dirty brand, which launched in April.
It includes two television ads that have been broadcast so far, with a third in production, as well as a Down and Dirty Facebook page--www.
Virginia is now also running the Down and Dirty ads.
In September, for example, Down and Dirty sponsored prizes in the Vermonster 4x4, an off-roading event featuring monster trucks.
I don't think it really bothers me, with the weather here irish festivals are always gonna be a down and dirty affair, and sure when you wake up on Monday morning in a bundle you can always look forward to getting back to your pristine and clean home.
Following the success of last month's rammed session, here's another chance to get deep down and Dirty.