Dirty Pool


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Dirty Pool

An informal term.

1. Unethical behavior.

2. The act or practice of aggressively negotiating to achieve the best possible result.
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Additionally, the authors cite journalist Hanson Baldwin's description of Symington's methods as "dirty pool, dirty politics." Baldwin, a graduate of the Naval Academy and a member of the Naval Reserve, can hardly be considered impartial.
Both Presidential candidates, Al Gore and Governor Bush, were pretending to keep out of it, leaving the dirty pool to their Rottweilers.
Yet another potent myth revolves around the seemingly eternally reverberating claim that: the post-war Vietnamese played some sort of dirty pool with respect to America's "missing in action." Of all the point-specific pieces of popular American political mythology, this ludicrous tune made its way up the charts to become the longest-playing single at the top of the country's propaganda hit parade.
Supreme Court judge quashed a bid to excavate a Native burial site, saying to have granted the digging permits in the first place was "dirty pool" on behalf of the provincial government.
I think this whole thing is just dirty pool. Somebody is trying to discredit us." He also added that the Gazette is using the Leader now to fold inserts.
Crimes can be prosecuted after the voters are done, and making a criminal accusation while they are deciding how to vote looks like dirty pool.
It gets into swing in the town centre on Sunday August 18, and the band will join 15 other acts, including Hollie Aires, Dirty Pool, Liquid Insanity, James Herring, Nurse Roberts and the Medicine Man, Rochelle, Stonefire and Me and My Shadow.
The consequences of a dirty pool or spa pose potentially serious health consequences.
I managed to catch an early "sneak" of "A Beautiful Mind" the other day and, while I'm not going to pre-review the movie (that would be dirty pool), over the final credits I could visualize Oscars dancing by.
In this cerebral thriller about a stolen science formula, Mamet leaves behind dirty pool halls, junk shops, and real estate offices for the high life: sunny resorts, gorgeous Manhattan homes, and exclusive restaurants.
But now the site looks all discarded with the sculptures having been stolen, lights removed and pond converted into a dirty pool infested with mosquitoes.