dirty great


dirty great
dirty great/big idiom
(BrE, informal) used to emphasize how large sth is

When I turned round he was pointing a dirty great gun at me.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • dirty — ► ADJECTIVE (dirtier, dirtiest) 1) covered or marked with dirt; not clean. 2) lewd; obscene. 3) dishonest; dishonourable. 4) (of weather) rough and unpleasant. ► ADVERB Brit. informal ▪ used for emphasis: a …   English terms dictionary

  • dirty big — dirty great/big idiom (BrE, informal) used to emphasize how large sth is • When I turned round he was pointing a dirty great gun at me. Main entry: ↑dirtyidio …   Useful english dictionary

  • dirty — dirt|y1 W3S2 [ˈdə:ti US ˈdə:r ] adj comparative dirtier superlative dirtiest ↑clean, ↑dirty ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not clean)¦ 2¦(sex)¦ 3¦(bad/immoral)¦ 4 something is a dirty word 5 give somebody a dirty look 6 dirty trick …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dirty — 1 adjective dirtier, dirtiest 1 NOT CLEAN covered in dirt or marked with dirt: Just stack the dirty dishes in the sink. | Look how dirty your hands are! Go wash them right now! 2 IMMORAL connected with sex in a way that is considered immoral or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dirty — I UK [ˈdɜː(r)tɪ] / US [ˈdɜrtɪ] adjective Word forms dirty : adjective dirty comparative dirtier superlative dirtiest ** 1) not clean I felt dirty, hungry, and cold. diseases spread by dirty water piles of dirty washing dirty fingernails 2)… …   English dictionary

  • dirty — adj., adv., & v. adj. (dirtier, dirtiest) 1 soiled, unclean. 2 causing one to become dirty (a dirty job). 3 sordid, lewd; morally illicit or questionable (dirty joke). 4 unpleasant, nasty. 5 dishonest, dishonourable, unfair (dirty play). 6 (of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dirty — adjective (dirtier, dirtiest) 1》 covered or marked with a substance that causes a mark, stain, or contamination; not clean.     ↘(of a nuclear weapon) producing considerable radioactive fallout. 2》 lewd; obscene. 3》 dishonest; dishonourable. 4》… …   English new terms dictionary

  • dirty — Adv. A general intensifier. E.g. There was a dirty great big spot on the end of his nose …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (musical) — Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Original Broadway Production Poster Music David Yazbek Lyrics David Yazbek Book Jeffrey Lane …   Wikipedia


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