dirty pool

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nounInformal.
  1. unethical, unfair, or unsportsmanlike conduct.

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How to use dirty pool in a sentence

  • Author and Vonnegut fanboy Steve Almond has worried that it may be “dirty pool to go mucking through his early efforts,” but Almond does it anyway in his long essay, “Everything was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt.”

  • The above was in allusion to the old ceremony of being dragged through the dirty pool to be made a Freeman of the town of Alnwick.

  • Most of these were actually dry, but many of them contained a dirty pool of stagnant water.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) | Frederick Starr
  • Two of them bear on their heads each a large basket of dirty clothes they are taking to some dirty pool to wash.

    Wintering in the Riviera | William Miller
  • By the pump, the horse-trough, and the dirty pool I knew that there was entertainment there for man and horse.

    A Tramp's Wallet | William Duthie
  • Putting the poor animal's head into this dirty pool, and keeping it there till it was nearly suffocated.

    The Young Musician | Horatio Alger