(n.) = soap dodger. Ex: They are there to study and knuckle down to academic work, not get drunk, be sick, miss lessons/lectures, and generally be a tax/soap dodger. (adj.) = brown ; dingy ; dirty ; murky ; grubby ; dirty ; messy ; soiled ; grungy ; unclean ; squalid ; minging ; mucky ; tarnished ; unwashed ; smutty . Ex: The horrid thing broke out with a screeching laugh, and pointed his brown finger at me. Ex: Shortly after he began as director, he moved the library from a dingy Carnegie mausoleum to a downtown department store that had become vacant. Ex: An authority file can also be used to clean up an inconsistent, dirty data base. Ex: There are extraordinary uncertainties in the murky future of higher education and to change the character of our library at this stage would be too extreme a measure. Ex: The copy was grubby from use, a paperback with a photographically realistic full-color painting on its cover of an early teenage boy slumped in what looked to me like a corner of a very dirty back alley, a can of Coke in his hand. Ex: The copy was grubby from use, a paperback with a photographically realistic full-color painting on its cover of an early teenage boy slumped in what looked to me like a corner of a very dirty back alley, a can of Coke in his hand. Ex: The author discusses current attempts to organize electronic information objects in a world that is messy, volatile and uncontrolled. Ex: The painting is a still life depiction of a soiled tablecloth on a table. Ex: It is primarily a story about a girl who, pregnant, flees her disapproving family to search for the father of her child in the grungy and sinister Midlands of England. Ex: The causes were accumulated dust on the books and an influx of unprocessed and unclean materials into the room. Ex: The author examines Whistler's visits to the more squalid sections of the city, his views along the Thames and his portrayals of street urchins. Ex: Everyone is attractive to someone, there is no such thing as a minger, but there are many people who I think are minging. Ex: Bulrush prefers full or partial sun, wet conditions, and soil that is mucky or sandy. Ex: Coca-Cola appears to be taking pains to buff up its tarnished image -- a controversy continues to brew over pesticides found in its soda products. Ex: It was Burke who first called the mob 'the great unwashed,' but the term 'unwashed' had been applied to them before. Ex: The susceptibility of pearls to become yellow and smutty in color by absorbing perspiration from continued wearing is well known. ---- * aguas sucias = foul water. * blanquear dinero sucio = launder + dirty money. * capa de espuma sucia = scum. * cesta de la ropa sucia = linen basket ; wash basket. * cesto de la ropa sucia = linen basket ; wash basket. * conciencia sucia = guilty conscience. * dinero sucio = dirty money. * guerra sucia = dirty war. * juego sucio = foul play. * jugar sucio = play + dirty. * los trabajos sucios dan dinero = where there's muck there's brass ; where there's muck there's money ; there's cash in trash. * persona encargada de hacer los trabajos sucios = hatchetman. * platos sucios = washing-up. * plato sucio = dirty dish. * sacar a relucir los trapos sucios delante de otros = wash + dirty linen in front of others. * sacar a relucir los trapos sucios en público = air + dirty linen in public. * tener la conciencia sucia = have + a guilty conscience. * trabajo en sucio = rough work. * trabajo sucio = dirty work.