Definition of Dirty tricks
1. Noun. Underhand commercial or political behavior designed to discredit an opponent.
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Literary usage of Dirty tricks
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1. A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1853)
"If I could tell you some of the dirty tricks which these abolitionists have played, you would not wonder. Some of them have been Lynched, and it served them ..."
2. Great Victorians: Memories and Personalities by Thomas Hay Sweet Escott (1916)
"... verdicts—Johnny's " calculated indiscretions " and " dirty tricks "—Mr. EF Leveson-Gower and Lord John—"You will know what to say. Good-morning ! ..."
3. The Politics of Post-Suharto Indonesia by Johnathan Paris, Adam Schwarz (1999)
"In elite Jakarta circles in 1995, the rumor was that there was a small dirty tricks bureau operating out of ICMI and that it was funneling money and ..."
4. Representative American Plays by Arthur Hobson Quinn (1917)
"No matter how many dirty tricks he 's carrying up his sleeve ! EMILY. dirty tricks? (Looking at him intently. ) What d' you mean ? DONALD. (Confidentially. ..."
5. "Polly Peachum": Being the Story of Lavinia Fenton (duchess of Bolton) and by Charles E. Pearce (1913)
"The dirty tricks he played in the last (? reign) to cheat the Government of men, ... One of the alleged " dirty tricks " formed the subject of the ..."