- Rhymes: -ɪki
- hard to deal with, complicated
- They were in a tricky situation.
- 1964 September, “News: Fewer diesels for NER in 1965”, in Modern Railways, page 201:
- Several types of diesel locomotive have been tested on this working and as a result the probable choice will be Type 2 diesels in pairs, without bankers. The crucial factor in the selection of this method is the higher degree of adhesion obtained than with a single Type 4; on trial one of the latter showed that in very adverse conditions it might slip to a standstill at one of the two tricky spots on the steep climb from Tyne Dock to Consett.
- 2012 September 15, Amy Lawrence, “Arsenal's Gervinho enjoys the joy of six against lowly Southampton”, in the Guardian:
- It was as comfortable an afternoon as Arsène Wenger could have wished for in a situation that can be tricky in between internationals and the upcoming Champions League.
- adept at using deception
- A tricky salesman can sell anything.
- (colloquial, slang) Relating to or associated with a prostitution trick
- I don't want any of your tricky money, thank you!
hard to deal with
adept at using deception
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