not cricket

• an old English saying. If something is 'not cricket' it is not correct protocol as understood by 'decent' people and certain lines have been crossed. Only really used in a tongue-in-cheek manner nowadays.

Londonisms dictionary. 2014.

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  • not cricket — (UK) If something is not cricket, it is unfair …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • not cricket — ► not cricket Brit. informal not fair or honourable. Main Entry: ↑cricket …   English terms dictionary

  • not cricket — mod. unfair; illegitimate; unorthodox. (See affirmative examples at cricket.) □ You can’t do that! It’s not cricket! □ What do you mean it’s not cricket? You do it …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • not cricket — Phrs. Unacceptable or unfair behaviour. E.g. I mean, it s just not cricket is it? Knowing that a meal contained beef fat and not telling a vegetarian until after they d eaten it. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • not cricket — (UK)    If something is not cricket, it is unfair.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Not cricket —   (UK)   If something is not cricket, it is unfair …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • not cricket —  Not fair …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • not cricket — Synonyms and related words: Bohemian, beat, below the belt, breakaway, far out, foul, free and easy, fringy, heretical, heterodox, hippie, informal, kinky, maverick, not done, not fair, not kosher, offbeat, original, unconventional, unfair,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • not cricket — British informal old fashioned not fair or socially correct …   English dictionary

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