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"dodgy" in British English

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dodgyadjective

uk   /ˈdɒdʒ.i/  us   /ˈdɑː.dʒi/ UK informal
  • dodgy adjective (NOT RELIABLE)

likely to ​fail or ​causeproblems: The ​weather might be a ​bit dodgy at this ​time of ​year. I can't come in to ​work today - I've got a ​bit of a dodgy ​stomach. It was a dodgy ​situation. likely to ​break or ​causepain: Careful - that chair's a ​bit dodgy. Ever since the ​accident I've had this dodgy ​leg.
(Definition of dodgy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dodgy" in Business English

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dodgyadjective

uk   us   /ˈdɒdʒi/ mainly UK informal
likely to be dishonest or ​illegal: The couple ​lost their ​lifesavings in some dodgy ​investments. dodgy ​workmen dodgy ​accounting/​dealing/​trading
(Definition of dodgy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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