Dishonest or barely honest dealings: any kind of sharp practice will ruin a barrister’s career
More example sentences
- He has been pinned by the dishonesty and sharp practice apparently rife in the Queensland branch.
- The Yanks lecture the world on good election process, yet let ballot design, voting procedure and counting power be controlled by the equivalent of local councils - a recipe for electoral corruption and sharp practice.
- Politicians should have more regard for the complexity they conjure up with each new wave of legislation, which creates a breeding ground for fraud and sharp practice.
trickery, chicanery, deception, deceit, deceitfulness, duplicity, dishonesty, unscrupulousness, underhandedness, subterfuge, fraud, fraudulence, legerdemain, sophistry, skulduggery, swindling, cheating, duping, hoodwinking;
British informal jiggery-pokery
North American informal monkeyshines
Irish informal codology
archaic management, knavery
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: sharp prac|tice
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.