dirty\ trick

n. phr.
A treacherous action; an unfair act.

That was a dirty trick John played on Mary when he ran away with her younger sister.

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • Dirty tricks — are unethical, duplicitous, slanderous or illegal tactics employed to destroy or diminish the effectiveness of political or business opponents. The term dirty trick can also be used to refer to an underhanded technique to get ahead of an opponent …   Wikipedia

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