muck

muck NOUN 1) dirt or rubbish. 2) manure.
VERB 1) (muck up) informal spoil. 2) (muck about/around) Brit. informal behave in a silly or aimless way. 3) (muck about/around with) Brit. informal interfere with. 4) (muck in) Brit. informal share tasks or accommodation. 5) (muck out) chiefly Brit. remove manure and other dirt from (a stable).
Lord (or Lady) Muck — Cf. ↑Lord Muck
where there's muck there's brass — Cf. ↑where there's muck there's brass
ORIGIN probably Scandinavian.

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