(a) nasty piece of work
Noun. An unpleasant and devious person. Derog. E.g."Don't lend that Nick Cotton any money, he's a nasty piece of work, and you'll never get it back."

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • (a) nasty piece of work — a nasty piece of work british informal phrase someone who is unkind or unpleasant Thesaurus: people who are cruel and unkindsynonym Main entry: nasty * * * a nasty piece of ˈwork …   Useful english dictionary

  • a nasty piece of work — chiefly Brit : an unkind or unpleasant person Her boyfriend is a nasty piece of work. • • • Main Entry: ↑piece of work …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) nasty piece of work — Noun. An unpleasant and devious person. Derog. E.g. Don t lend that Nick Cotton any money, he s a nasty piece of work, and you ll never get it back …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • a nasty piece of work — British informal someone who is unkind or unpleasant …   English dictionary

  • be a nasty piece of work — British & Australian, informal to be a very unpleasant person. He s a nasty piece of work, is Carl. I d avoid him if I were you …   New idioms dictionary

  • piece of work — noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work he was indebted to the pioneering work of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • piece of work — noun a) A product or manufactured article, especially an item of art or craft. “Dead Man Walking” is a powerful and intelligent piece of work. b) A person who has a strong and unusual …   Wiktionary

  • piece — n. figure used in a game 1) chess pieces coin 2) a fifty cent; gold; ten cent piece an artistic work 3) a collector s piece (BE; CE has collector s item) 4) a conversation piece 5) a piece of music unit 6) by the piece fragment 7) to break into… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • work — work1 W1S1 [wə:k US wə:rk] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(do a job for money)¦ 2¦(do your job)¦ 3¦(help)¦ 4¦(do an activity)¦ 5¦(try to achieve something)¦ 6¦(machine/equipment)¦ 7¦(be effective/successful)¦ 8¦(have an effect)¦ 9¦(art/style/literature)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • work — [[t]wɜ͟ː(r)k[/t]] ♦ works, working, worked 1) VERB People who work have a job, usually one which they are paid to do. [V prep/adv] Weiner works for the US Department of Transport... [V prep/adv] I started working in a recording studio... [V… …   English dictionary

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