Definition of sharp practice in English:

sharp practice

noun

mass noun
  • Dishonest or barely honest dealings.

    ‘any kind of sharp practice will ruin a barrister's career’
    • ‘What these people did wasn't sharp practice, it was criminal.’
    • ‘Politicians should have more regard for the complexity they conjure up with each new wave of legislation, which creates a breeding ground for fraud and sharp practice.’
    • ‘He has been pinned by the dishonesty and sharp practice apparently rife in the Queensland branch.’
    • ‘A requirement of form deters sharp practice and fraud whilst encouraging the desirable elements of a seriously intended, voluntary agreement.’
    • ‘The Yanks lecture the world on good election process, yet let ballot design, voting procedure and counting power be controlled by the equivalent of local councils - a recipe for electoral corruption and sharp practice.’
    trickery, chicanery, deception, deceit, deceitfulness, duplicity, dishonesty, unscrupulousness, underhandedness, subterfuge, fraud, fraudulence, legerdemain, sophistry, skulduggery, swindling, cheating, duping, hoodwinking
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