down–and–dirty

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down–and–dirty adjective
down–and–dirty
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Learner's definition of DOWN–AND–DIRTY
[more down–and–dirty; most down–and–dirty] chiefly US, informal
: involving methods that are regarded as harsh, unfair, etc.
: dirty and in poor condition
: relating to harsh and unpleasant subjects in an honest and often shocking way
: basic and practical

get down and dirty

: to do or say harsh and unpleasant things
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