dodgy :

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  • s  of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
  • s  marked by skill in deception

  • The mouth of the bottle is large enough to accommodate ice cubes, but that also means sipping can be dodgy on bumpy flights.
  • Joe, your attempt to sum up the sixty-year-old Kashmir dispute in terms of an acronym and a 'dodgy bit of business' is a bit cavalier.
  • This group includes those who may have the right idea but whose biography is dodgy, to say the least.
News & Articles

  • Chelsea FC: Why Gael Kakuta is the French Freddy Adu
    Gaël Kakuta's talent shone so bright for Lens that Chelsea recklessly engaged in a recruiting process, which gave the footballing public an insight into the dodgy business of tapping up youngsters.  Several years later, Kakuta hasn't developed into the superstar the Blues expected him to become.   "Chelsea took him even without international clearance," said then Lens general manager François ...
    June 13, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • Phony phone bill charges tracked to internet billers
    Filling out an innocent-seeming internet survey or sweepstakes entry may have resulted in a monthly subscription to dodgy email, voice-mail or coupon services, according to details in a state lawsuit against billing aggregators.
    June 11, 2013 - Wisconsin State Journal

  • Emma Watson in Sydney Morning Herald
    She explained: "I just really wanted to be involved somehow and we did the video together. It was very much our idea. It's kind of an ode to Lady and the Tramp. George is Tramp and I'm Lady. George finds me because I'm lost and in a dodgy part of...
  • Arsene Wenger in
    Wenger said: "I felt at that stage the game was over at 2-2. Then there was a dodgy penalty and we started to lose concentration. Over the two games this is hard to swallow. The big decisions over penalties in both matches have gone against us."
  • Steve McClaren in
    McClaren, preparing his squad for crunch Euro 2008 qualifiers against Estonia and Russia, said: "Are you concerned Robinson had a dodgy game against Liverpool? It doesn't bother me at all. He starts on Saturday. Sometimes players go through a bad...

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