Meaning of “dirty work” in the English Dictionary


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dirty worknoun [ 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” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)