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A city may be dirty on the outside but is clean on the inside. Many cities in the world are clean on the outside but dirty on the inside.
Gregory David Roberts

Meaning of "be dirty on" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BE DIRTY ON

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BE DIRTY ON

be all that
be arsed
be as good as to
be at the bottom of
be banging your head against a brick wall
be born with a silver spoon in one´s mouth
be borne in on
be called to the Bar
be called within the Bar
be cast
be done with
be dying
be excused
be for the high jump
be friends
be gagging for
be going
be great on
be in a person´s shoes
be in the market for

WORDS THAT END LIKE BE DIRTY ON

a shoulder to cry on
carry on
do the dirty on
go easy on
have a derry on
have pity on
heavy on
lay on
play on
put money on
try on

Synonyms and antonyms of be dirty on in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «be dirty on» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BE DIRTY ON

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The translations of be dirty on from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «be dirty on» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

脏的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estar sucio en
570 millions of speakers

English

be dirty on
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पर गंदा हो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تكون قذرة على
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

загрязнен на
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estar sujo em
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নোংরা হতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

être sale
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menjadi kotor
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sein schmutzig auf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

上の汚れている可能性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

더러운 수
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dadi reged
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bị bẩn trên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அழுக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गलिच्छ व्हा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Üzerinde kirli olmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

essere sporco su
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

być zabrudzona
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

забруднений на
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fie murdar pe
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

είναι βρώμικο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vuil op
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vara smutsig på
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

være skitten på
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of be dirty on

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BE DIRTY ON»

The term «be dirty on» is normally little used and occupies the 134.615 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BE DIRTY ON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about be dirty on

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QUOTES WITH «BE DIRTY ON»

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Gregory David Roberts
A city may be dirty on the outside but is clean on the inside. Many cities in the world are clean on the outside but dirty on the inside.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BE DIRTY ON»

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The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
66, 1978 • As a supporter you can be 'dirty on the umpire' but it doesn't mean you' re going to punch the umpire. ..well not always— Ivor Limb, footy's NoJokel. p. 22, 1986 • — Clive Galea. Slipper, p 126, 1988 • — Robert G. Barrett. Davo's Little ...
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006
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English Mechanic and World of Science
If the water containing Volvox be dirty, on reacbin home pour out the contents of your collecting 'bottle .into a saucer, cover about two-thirds of the saucer with something opaque, place in a strong light, say, near a window, and the organisniv ...
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Strawberry Hill
But my mother hadn't finished. “I want you to understand something,” she said. “ You can be dirty on the outside or you can be dirty on the inside. Outside dirt can be washed off. But when you call people names that insult their religion, you're.
Mary Ann Hoberman, 2009
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Digital Art Masters
I then applied the texture to a flat surface in 3D Studio Max and made some cuts and extrusions to give a three-dimensional effect. I paid particular attention to the car shader. Because the setting is a dirty alley, the car also needed to be dirty on  ...
‎2007
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Hearings Before the Committee on Military Affairs, United ...
Q. Why he made some men step to the front? — A. We have inspection, and there is lot of men claimed to be dirty on inspection. That is no reason why I should be dirty because those men are. Q. I didn't know but what he might have had some ...
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Military Affairs, 1907
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The Sea Surface and Global Change
would usually be dirty. On the other hand, Keeling (1993) and Woolf (1993) have argued that formulae for clean bubbles are more appropriate for large near- surface bubbles. This assumption is quite uncertain. Woolf (1993) estimated a ...
Peter S. Liss, P. S. Liss, Robert A. Duce, 2005
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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
If the picture flickers, your tuner may be dirty. On newer TV sets the tuner has self -wiping contacts, and you can clean it by rotating it rapidly. Again, be sure antenna leads are tightly connected to the set terminals and that the rabbit ears aren't ...
8
Clouds of Deceit: The Deadly Legacy of Britain's Bomb Tests
Their hands were judged to be 'dirty'. On two occasions, helicopters were 'mildly contaminated'. The first was on the evening of the day the test took place, when a helicopter flew through a fire on Trimouille Island which had been caused by ...
Joan Smith, 2011
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Going West
Marley I'm afraid your job will be dirty. On dry windy days it's very dirty. It also requires you to have a vehicle and be mobile. Many workers sleep in their cars or trucks. You may have to go three or four days without a shower.” “It's Marley's car.
Earley C. Camp, 2014
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Dictionary of Contemporary Slang
In this sense the word is often used in the phrase 'to be dirty on (someone)'. 3. excellent. A vogue word in club culture since 2000 by analogy with bad, brutal, etc. Filthy is a synonym. 'It refers to dance music considered so exciting it's positively ...
Tony Thorne, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BE DIRTY ON»

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81-year-old volunteer picks up litter from Ala Moana Beach Park five …
"I expect it to be dirty on Monday," said Ariola. Starting about 7 a.m., you can find Ariola picking up litter along the shoreline, the sidewalk, and ... «Hawaii News Now, Jun 15»
2
Final: Texas handily defeats West Virginia 77-50 in ranked matchup
Last week after the Oklahoma State loss, Texas' Demarcus Holland said the Longhorns needed to be dirty on the floor. “You've got to be a dog ... «Dallas Morning News, Jan 15»
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The Lurker - NRL Rumour File - Wednesday
Flanagan has been to hell and back due to the ASADA drama and is entitled to be dirty on the world. But blowing up in front of the cameras - and his players ... «Sportal.com.au, Nov 14»
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The Michael Cheika connection still works both ways
"He can flick that switch and be dirty on you, but the next minute he would you friend again. He was good for me, a pretty honest guy, he would ... «Irish Independent, Oct 14»
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Jim Gaffigan, Brian Regan, other comedians find that 'clean' works …
"If I was ever going to be dirty on stage, it would have been early in my career when I was in Podunk towns working 50 weeks a year and ... «Deseret News, Aug 14»
6
Angel McCoughtry bares all in ESPN's Body Issue
"When the ref wasn't looking, people would elbow me in my side or throw me really hard to the ground or hit my hip really bad. Just be dirty on ... «The Courier-Journal, Jul 14»
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Angel McCoughtry unveiled
Just be dirty on purpose. It would make me so mad. But that's the game plan -- to take me out of my game. They know it's something that ... «ESPN, Jul 14»
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Tommy Raudonikis refuses to hate rugby league, despite his …
"If anybody should be dirty on the game it should be my daughter [Corryn]. She's still suffering but, God love her, she's not dirty on rugby league. «Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 14»
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Deaker could be infuriating, but people listened
"Do that," he told Henry, "and everybody else will be dirty on you forever." He recommended Henry instead hold an open press conference, ... «The Nelson Mail, Dec 13»
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'2008 loss to Hawks still burns'
... when you're involved in one, you don't ever forget it. "Even though they've won three (2007-09-11), they would still be dirty on themselves.'' × ... «Fox Sports, Sep 13»

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