a despicable person
a war that is not fought in a conventional way observing the rules of war, but is a clandestine war involving assassinations etc
A dirty bomb is a nuclear bomb that uses explosives to release radioactive material over a wide area.
A habit is something that you do often or regularly.
A joke is something that is said or done to make you laugh, for example a funny story.
intimate secrets, esp those that might give rise to gossip
If someone gives you a dirty look, they look at you in a way which shows that they are angry with you.
a Cajun dish of rice cooked with vegetables, chicken giblets, etc.
You describe the actions of an organization or political group as dirty tricks when you think they are using illegal methods to harm the reputation or effectiveness of their rivals .
If you say that people consider something to be a dirty word, you mean that they disapprove of it.
unpleasant or illicit activity
All the objects that have been used to cook, serve, and eat a meal can be referred to as the dishes .
obsessed by sex
a style of writing, originating in the US in the 1980s, which depicts in great detail the seamier or more mundane aspects of ordinary life
A secret is a fact that is known by only a small number of people, and is not told to anyone else.
underhand activities and machinations in political or governmental affairs, usually intended to discredit an opponent
A dirty weekend is a weekend during which two people go away together, mainly in order to have sex.
a dirty word:
If you say that an expression is a dirty word in a particular group of people, you mean it refers to an idea that they strongly dislike or disagree with.
be dirty on:
to be offended by or be hostile towards
A campaign is a planned set of activities that people carry out over a period of time in order to achieve something such as social or political change.
a dirty shame:
a very unfortunate circumstance
dirty old man:
Dirty old man is an expression some people use to describe an older man who they think shows an unnatural interest in sex.
down and dirty:
bold, direct, and sometimes rude
do the dirty on:
to behave meanly or unkindly towards
get down and dirty:
to act in an unfair or dishonest way in order to gain an advantage
get your hands dirty:
to get involved with all aspects of your job, including routine, practical, or more junior work, or dealing with people directly . This expression is usually used showing approval .
do someone's dirty work:
To do someone's dirty work means to do a task for them that is dishonest or unpleasant and which they do not want to do themselves.
do the dirty on someone:
to betray someone or treat them very badly
give someone a dirty look:
to look at someone in a way that shows that you are very angry about something
air one's dirty laundry in public:
If you say that someone airs their dirty laundry in public, you disapprove of their discussing or arguing about unpleasant or private things in front of other people. There are several other forms of this expression, for example wash your dirty linen in public, or wash your dirty laundry in public .
someone does not dirty their hands:
said to mean that someone avoids doing physical work or the parts of a job that they consider unpleasant or distasteful
wash your dirty linen in public:
to talk about unpleasant or personal matters in front of other people, when most people consider that such things should be kept private .
to wash your dirty linen in public to wash your dirty laundry in public:
If you say that someone washes their dirty linen in public, you disapprove of their discussing or arguing about unpleasant or private things in front of other people. There are several other forms of this expression, for example wash your dirty laundry in public, or in American English, air your dirty laundry in public .