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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The one about the Dicky Bird Society mentions the Newcastle Weekly Chronicle and says it commemorates the enrolment of 250,000 members.
Earlier this year a painting by Newcastle artist Ralph Hedley, which was presented to the Dicky Bird Society in 1897, was sold at auction for pounds 12,000.
David Hirst, regional RSPB spokesman, said: "Thanks to The Journal's detective work a lot more is now known about the Dicky Bird Society, and it would be fantastic if more mementos from the DBS were to be discovered at the valuation day.
When Jack Duckworth tells someone a dicky bird told him, it means he's heard the word.
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.