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down-and-dirty

adjective uk   /ˌdaʊn.əndˈdɜː.ti/ us    /-dɝː.t̬i/ US informal
Down-and-dirty behaviour is not pleasant or honest: a down-and-dirty political campaign Something that is down-and-dirty is shocking, often because it is connected with sex: He likes his films down-and-dirty.
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