it's just not cricket

it's just not cricket

It isn't fair, sportsmanlike, or legitimate. I know you want to avoid confrontation, but it's just not cricket to break up with someone by text message. You say it's just not cricket, but everyone else fluffs up their CV when they apply for a job.
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it's just not cricket

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it's not cricket

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
People say it's just not cricket or it's not cricket to mean that someone's behaviour is unfair or unreasonable. Companies can't treat their staff like that — it's not cricket! Note: Cricket is traditionally associated with the values of fairness and respect for other players.
See also: cricket, just, not
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It just seems very sad to me - in fact, it's just not cricket.
IT'S JUST NOT CRICKET Would I eat this new energy bar made from insects?
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Re: It's just not cricket about the cheerleaders bought in for the IPL - lighten UP
IT'S JUST NOT CRICKET Ian Botham lines up a putt at the event
It's just not cricket but most of all it's just not British
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Tyne and Wear's only female MP says it's just not cricket for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to attempt to thwart media companies providing over-by-over text commentary of the Cricket World Cup.
It's just not cricket - even if this is the Australian state of Victoria where the England v.
5 It's just not cricket - who hit investors for six amid allegations of a gigantic scam?
I think it's time a common spectator stepped in to say it's just not cricket and raise the banner of revolt.