Definition of dirty work in English:

dirty work

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noun

[mass noun]
Activities or tasks that are unpleasant or dishonest and given to someone else to undertake: you’re only indispensable to your boss because you do all her dirty work
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  • 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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