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English definition of “dirty work”

dirty work

noun [C usually sing]  /ˈdɜr·t̬i ˌwɜrk/
an unpleasant or dishonest job, esp. something that other people do not want to do: My boss gives me all his dirty work to do, so he doesn’t get blamed when things go wrong.
(Definition of dirty work noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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