not a dicky bird

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(not) a dicky bird

(Not) anthing at all. We've had him detained for four hours, but he won't say a dicky bird to us about his involvement in the robbery. We heard not a dicky-bird out of the kids all night—they were quiet as can be.
See also: bird, dicky

not a dicky bird

not a word; nothing at all. informal
Dicky bird is rhyming slang for ‘word’.
1988 Glenn Patterson Burning Your Own Sammy put his ear to where he thought its heart ought to be: not a dickybird.
See also: bird, dicky, not
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One of them refers to the Dicky Bird Society, set up by the Newcastle Weekly Chronicle, in 1876, which Mr Davis is aiming to find out more about.
The one about the Dicky Bird Society mentions the Newcastle Weekly Chronicle and says it commemorates the enrolment of 250,000 members.
It is hoped that more memorabilia will be unearthed on the North- East's Dicky Bird Society, a 19th Century fledgling forerunner of the RSPB.
D - Dicky bird. It rhymes with "word" and that's exactly what it means.
Dicky Bird has thought about nothing but cricket - save the odd cucumber sandwich - since he was a child.
Born Rodney, he got the nickname Dicky Bird and it stuck.