- underhand activity and machinations in political or governmental affairs
- (as modifier)dirty-tricks operation
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They can be ingested sporadically or used as a mixer throughout the night (though a can of Sprite seems to be the latest trick).
But one extra trick would instantly solve the problem of crashes that occur over water.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014|Clive Irving|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She is the author of Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime and Terrorism (Cambridge University Press).ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was so relieved, until I thought about my dirty pantyhose hanging on the shower at home.
If only Sulzberger had managed to keep a zipped upper lip while leaving the dirty work to anonymous underlings.
He thrust his tiny tuft of beard between his teeth—a trick he had when perplexed or thoughtful.
I could have sworn I heard a cry, and one of my men spoke in a tone that assured me my imagination had not been playing a trick.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Some were inquisitive enough to ask, Has a treaty been signed or a trick been played upon the rebels?The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
And the finger he pointed at the girl quivered with the rage that filled him at this trick they had thought to put upon him.
Nothing was out of the ordinary except that the Professor developed an odd trick of continually glancing at his right hand.Uncanny Tales|Various