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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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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.
While I could see some fairness to taking weekend bookings only, I think demanding a three-night booking is sharp practice and unfair on overseas racegoers, who generally make up a large part of the attendance on the Friday and Saturday.
Avoid the appearance of conflict of interest, for it fosters a public perception of dishonesty at worst and sharp practice at best.
The council needs to stop this type of sharp practice and get the tape measure out.
He of the scrubbing brush hair who looks as though he's been plugged into the electric light socket has made many a boxer's hair stand on end with sharp practice.
People now are fond of calling that cheating but that is a very emotive word and this kind of sharp practice has been a part of football since the idea of kicking a ball around was first mooted.
All types of cheating or any sharp practice is against the spirit of the game, including to appeal for an LBW knowing the batsman is not out.
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What she does discover is an appalling catalogue of sharp practice and downright illegality.