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