dirty pool
noun Date: 1918 underhanded or unsportsmanlike conduct

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • dirty pool — ☆ dirty pool n. Slang the use of unfair or dishonest tactics …   English World dictionary

  • dirty pool — n. activities conducted using unfair or sneaky tactics. □ They’re playing dirty pool now. This calls for a new plan. □ When they start playing dirty pool, it’s time to get mean …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • dirty pool — noun Foul play, misconduct. The thieves, in their turn, have developed a self pity syndrome about the FBI, considering government surveillance to be dirty pool unjustifiable interference with free enterprise …   Wiktionary

  • dirty pool —  Dishonest or underhanded practices (referring to the game of billiards).  ► “Market share obsession easily leads to price wars, product proliferation, and dirty tricks.” (Management Today, Dec. 1994, p. 29) …   American business jargon

  • dirty pool — Informal. unethical, unfair, or unsportsmanlike conduct. * * * …   Universalium

  • dirty pool — noun conduct that is unfair or unethical or unsportsmanlike • Hypernyms: ↑behavior, ↑behaviour, ↑conduct, ↑doings …   Useful english dictionary

  • dirty tricks — [n] dishonest practices dirty pool*, funny business*, malicious tactics, monkey business*, shady business, skullduggery, unethical behavior; concepts 59,633,657 …   New thesaurus

  • dirty — 1 adjective dirtier, dirtiest 1 NOT CLEAN covered in dirt or marked with dirt: Just stack the dirty dishes in the sink. | Look how dirty your hands are! Go wash them right now! 2 IMMORAL connected with sex in a way that is considered immoral or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pool — I. /pul / (say poohl) noun 1. a small body of standing water; pond. 2. a puddle. 3. any small collection of liquid on a surface: a pool of blood. 4. a still, deep place in a stream. 5. a swimming pool. {Middle English and Old English pōl} II.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pool —   1. Pond. Ki o, ki o wai.   Also: loko, hāloko, hālokoloko, luawai, huinawai, wai ahu, hāpuna, kīpoho, lahalaha wai, lau wai, huawaimaka, hakuone, ko ana wai, kuki o, pōnaha wai.    ♦ Sea pool, kāheka; kāhekaheka (small).    ♦ Dirty pool, ki o… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”