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city slicker

A derisive term for a city dweller who is assumed to be (or actually is) completely ignorant of life in a rural setting, and/or suave and deceptive. Look at that fool city slicker—he has no idea how to get that horse to listen to him. Don't let that city slicker con you out of all your hard-earned money!
See also: city

city slicker

someone from the city who is not familiar with country ways. Them city slickers think we're stupid just because we talk different. The city slicker didn't know the first thing about fishing for trout.
See also: city

city slicker

A smart, sophisticated urbanite. This American colloquialism, dating from the 1920s, is presumably taken from the adjective “slick” in the sense of smooth and plausible. The cliché gained renewed currency with two motion pictures, City Slickers (1991) and its 1994 sequel. The first film, which won Jack Palance an Oscar for best supporting actor, concerns three city-dwelling friends who sign up for a two-week cattle drive.
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The Hulk is due to appear in December and already the City Slickers treasurer is rubbing his hands with glee at the thought of turnstiles whirring.
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The 200-year-old business behind the legendary gents woollen topcoats favoured by generations of city slickers, heads of state and youth cults will be selling both men's and women's styles in the outlet when it opens at the start of next month.
CITY slickers have poured cynicism on computer giant Microsoft for closing down its chatrooms, claiming it has less to do with protecting kids from perverts and more to do with saving cash.
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Hipwell, who used the City Slickers column in the Daily Mirror to boost shares in a "tip, buy and sell" scam that netted him nearly pounds 41,000, had his case rejected by three judges in the Court of Appeal in London.