Activities or tasks that are unpleasant or dishonest and given to someone else to undertake.
- In actual fact they are trying to get Labour to do their dirty work for them.
- They serve a useful function, surely, do all the nitty-gritty dirty work, and make their clients rich in the process.
- If that is right then Kerry is correct to hammer on Bush having these people do his dirty work for him.
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