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sharp practice

n. actions by a lawyer using misleading statements to opposing counsel or the court, denial of oral stipulations (agreements between attorneys) previously made, threats, improper use of process, or tricky and/or dishonorable means barely within the law. A consistent pattern of sharp practice may lead to discipline by the state bar association or by the courts.

See: artifice, knavery, maneuver, misdoing, pettifoggery, ruse, trick
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I shared the hostility of local people and small businesses towards such sharp practice, and I am glad that it will soon be a thing of the past.
Treasury Minister David Gauke will tell the Policy Exchange think tank on Monday that scheme operators will be "named and shamed" for sharp practice.
It is clear banks learnt nothing after their sharp practice and greed brought the world economy to its knees four years ago.
We continually hear of campaigns and funding to encourage new folk to 'come racing', as well as feeble attempts to stamp out this sharp practice.
You're used to cutting edge advice from me - now here's a little sharp practice.
Explaining his decision, Mr Mahanama said: "It was disrespectful for David to publicly denigrate an opponent when commenting on a match-related incident, and imply that a South African player was engaging in sharp practice.
It is in the government's interest to put an end to sharp practice, with a regulator to pursue crass developers who diminish Bahrain's reputation for prudent investment in real estate.
This sharp practice is unfair on our troops serving in war zones and should be stopped immediately.
SHARP PRACTICE County scout Tristan Brown practicing with his tomahawk Beamish open air museum.
However, AST rents cannot be used as comparables for the farmhouse component of a farm rent and those landlords' agents who attempt to do so are guilty of sharp practice.
They clearly condone the sharp practice methods employed by Celtic who took advantage of the situation to sign a decent player for nothing.
Ending that piece of sharp practice could save an estimated nine million borrowers pounds 225 per year.