disagreeable, often tedious tasks.
any illegal or dishonest dealing.
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Words nearby dirty work
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Idioms and Phrases with dirty work
An unpleasant, distasteful, or thankless task or job. For example, Jane complained that she had to do all the dirty work while her colleagues took long vacations. [First half of 1900s]
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