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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!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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 Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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And it might stop bosses at the RBS and elsewhere paying obscene bonuses to City slickers in pin-stripe suits who only differ from the average punter in that the money they gamble with isn't their own.
It would do many of our overpaid city slickers good to spend a year in Ethiopia, perhaps then they might appreciate man's most basic need, food, and show a little respect for those of us who till the land and look after our countryside.
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James Hipwell, 39, of Caledonian Road, Holloway, north London, used the City Slickers column in the Daily Mirror to ramp shares in a "tip, buy and sell" scam that netted him nearly pounds 41,000.
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