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King Charles's head
Some topic, idea, or agenda that someone is obsessively fixated on or preoccupied with. Sometimes written "King Charles' head," with no "s" after the apostrophe. An allusion to Charles Dickens' book David Copperfield, in which the character Mr. Dick was unable to write or speak without bringing up the topic of the severed head of King Charles. Immigration reform, the King Charles's head of the party in recent years, was again the focus of today's debate. My poor aunt can't help bringing up her troubled childhood whenever she begins a conversation with someone. The trauma of it all has become a kind of Kind Charles' head for her.
King Charles's headan obsession.
This expression alludes to the character of ‘Mr Dick’, in Charles Dickens's novel David Copperfield, who could not write or speak on any matter without the subject of King Charles's head intruding.
1. n. cocaine. (Drugs.) Is there a house where I can buy some Charles somewhere close?
2. n. a Caucasian. (Black. Not necessarily derogatory.) And what is Charles gonna say about what you did to his car?