skullduggery


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skullduggery

An act or instance of deceitful, duplicitous, or dishonorably trickery. The sheer amount of skullduggery in the political drama beggars belief, but it certainly is entertaining to watch! I had a suspicion that there was some sort of skullduggery going on, but I wasn't going to pipe up until I had proof.

skullduggery

(ˈskəlˈdəgɚi)
n. deceitful doings; dirty work. Without skullduggery, politics wouldn’t be interesting.
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Micheal Martin needs to move now and show force as a leader that this kind of skullduggery will not be tolerated.
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Doesn't such organisational skullduggery make your blood run cold?
In discoursing Europe's current problems and how it may affect Britain, you categorically state, quite rightly in my opinion, "to blame instead were the financial mismanagement, incompetence and skullduggery that sometimes can seem almost endemic in the EU".
It's no fun dealing with arrogant umpires, drug addicts, bigots, and all the skullduggery in the money market.
The magazine includes a celebration of the cigar by BBC world affairs editor John Simpson and an interview with comedy writer Laurence Marks, chairman of the Pipesmokers' Council.Readers are also warned about the latest skullduggery from the tobacco lover's worst enemy, the anti-smoking pressure group Ash (Action on Smoking and Health).
Expertise immunized it, as did frank knowledge of its own skullduggery. Robert Lacey does not probe these paradoxes, but his tale, well told, takes us through the territory.
A groundswell of concern cannot logically precede revelations of skullduggery. The media must first expose and excoriate the banditos - which they have not done, citing the lack of public interest!
YOUR leader (The Journal, November 5) was, sadly, reflective of your political bias regarding the Whitley Bay dome, an exercise in financial skullduggery.
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Detective Inspector Ewan Kindness said: "There has been no skullduggery. It is exactly how it was taken."
FROM the slopes of the Pyrenees to the tarmac of Hockenheim, skullduggery was the talk of the week.