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a nasty piece of work

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha nasty piece of worka nasty piece of workBritish EnglishUNPLEASANT someone who is dishonest, violent, or likely to cause trouble nasty
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a nasty piece of workCyril and Wyatt had gone around together with that other boy, that Donald, who was a nasty piece of work.You'd best steer clear of him, Manderley, he's a nasty piece of work.
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