(as) (something) as Dick's hatband

(as) (something) as Dick's hatband

old-fashioned Having or exuding some trait to an extreme, perverse, or peculiar degree. Used especially with the adjectives "tight" and "queer," though others are used as well. The origin of the phrase is unknown. I think you shrunk my shirt in the wash. It's tight as Dick's hatband now! The politicians running this country are all as crooked as Dick's hatband! I felt as queer as Dick's hatband after drinking Aunt Rachel's homemade medicine.
See also: hatband
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