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    on the dodge

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    I donít think I ought to close without giving some deductions from my experience of eight years on the dodge. It doesnít pay to rod trains.

    on the dodge = move in the felonious world; doing sharp practice

    sharp practice = 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.

    Thank you for your efforts.



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    Re: on the dodge

    Sharp practice isn't confined to lawyers- anyone who stretches the limits of their professional obligations, etc, is indulging in sharp practice IMO.

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