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addaword.gifdefinition of piece of work

phrase
someone who has an unusually unpleasant character, way of behaving etc.; a variant on 'nasty piece of work'
Cummings is a piece of work. He is a political hack of such reputation that Andy Coulson tried to blackball him from working for the coalition.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/10/2013 14:27:00
Definition of piece of work from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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