dirty tricks

dirty tricks
dirt′y tricks′
n. pl.
1) gov+inf unethical or illegal activities directed against political opponents, esp. during a campaign
2) gov+inf the covert activities of an intelligence agency
Etymology: 1970–75

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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