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not your dad's

Very modern or updated; no longer what an older generation would expect or be used to. With every building now featuring wireless Internet and touch-screen monitors integrated into the desks in each classroom, this is certainly not your dad's high school anymore.
See also: not

deadbeat dad

Slang A father who is not involved in the lives of his child(ren), physically and/or monetarily. Don't be a deadbeat dad, Sean—go see your kids this weekend! I'm no deadbeat dad, I make all of my child support payments!
See also: dad, deadbeat

Dad fetch my buttons!

Rur. What a surprise!; Goodness me! Dad fetch my buttons! It's a letter from Aunt Rita! Dad fetch my buttons, I never was so happy in all my life!
See also: dad, fetch
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Love Michelle, Chris, Reece, Lexie and Zac xxxxx BOLLEN PETER Happy Father's Day to the best dad and grandad ever.
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The support for the MEGA Dads Awards has been astonishing, and it is a strong indication that there is whole new recognition of the importance of modern dads in parenting.
Class 5T - To dad, I will buy you a Aston Martin when I'm 50,000,000,000 years old.
Dad and mom were always angry that Birmingham and Brummies did not gain national recognition for the pounding they took in the war.
If your dad loves golfing but can't afford a pro to train him on the perfect swing, you're in luck.
Many of the dads are single parents and many of them have been through tough times.
If you lived in a small town in the 1940S or '50s, it was virtually impossible not to know about a film called Mom and Dad.
His dad, 76-year-old Merlyn Midstokke, is a retired plumber in Westchester.
Asbestos in the human lung causes a variety of horrors: lung scarring and disease, for one, which finally did in my dad at 79, a true Methuselah among asbestos workers (who almost never make it that long).
41% OF CHILDREN WISH THEY COULD SPEND MORE PLAYTIME WITH THEIR DAD