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English definition of “down-and-dirty”

down-and-dirty

adjective   /ˌdaʊn.əndˈdɜː.ti/ US  /-dɝː.t̬i/ US informal
down-and-dirty behaviour is not pleasant or honest: a down-and-dirty political campaignDishonest something that is down-and-dirty is shocking, often because it is connected with sex: He likes his films down-and-dirty.Relating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky
(Definition of down-and-dirty adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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