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British pronunciation/dˈuː ˌɛsbˈiː dˈɜːti dˈɜːt/
American pronunciation/dˈuː ˌɛsbˈiː dˈɜːɾi dˈɜːt/
to do sb dirty
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to betray someone or cause them harm on purpose, especially when they do not expect it

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to [do] {sb} (dirty|dirt) definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "do someone dirty" and when to use it?

The idiom "do someone dirty" is rooted in informal and colloquial language, particularly in American English. It has evolved over time from street slang and is characterized by the use of "dirty" in a figurative sense, denoting actions that are dishonest, unethical, or unfair. This expression conveys the idea of treating someone unjustly or betraying their trust, often through actions that harm their reputation or well-being. It is often used in discussions of interpersonal relationships, conflicts, or situations where trust has been betrayed.

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After years of loyalty, his business partner did him dirty by embezzling funds from their company.
His deceitful actions towards his colleagues did him dirt, tarnishing his professional relationships.
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