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not cricket

Definition of not cricket in English:

British informal A thing contrary to traditional standards of fairness or rectitude.
Example sentences
  • Critics will argue that such a deliberate attempt to dupe the press - especially by fellow journalists - is simply not cricket.
  • Blustering racial epithets simply is not cricket, and it's a positive move by the ICC to punish offenders.
  • This caused a considerable diplomatic and press furore and coined the term ‘It's not cricket!’
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