The plan was what men call a dirty trick; it was also irresistibly seductive.
It was a dirty trick to play, he thought, but it was justifiable.
Chuck tells us the rain played you a dirty trick, said Walt Kelly, hitching his pants closer about his rotund waist.
He was ready eventually to put up with any dirty trick in the course of the voyage.
A Mr. Hollander ventured to say of some part of the matter that ‘it was a dirty trick.’
It was a dirty trick, just like the one, by Jove, Von Minden tried to play on me!
"'Tis a dirty trick," cried Hugh, and his comrades echoed him.
For lying, or thieving, or any mean, dirty trick I would have no mercy on him.
dirty trick to break up a pinochle game in weather like this.
You did me a cowardly, dirty trick, and you confessed to me that you were sorry for it.
: the Senate Watergate Committee's chief ''dirty tricks'' investigator
Dishonest or underhanded practices, esp in politics; malicious tactics: make into federal crimes many ''dirty tricks'' in presidential and congressional elections/ Mr Clarke called the indictment ''one of the greatest political dirty tricks of all times''