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dick all

vulgar slang Nothing, or close to nothing. I hate coming back to my hometown, there's dick all to do around here!
See also: all, dick

in the days of Queen Dick

dated At no point ever. (Used to show skepticism over an absurd or unbelievable story.) John: "And after a half-hour struggle, I managed to haul in a fish that weighed over 30 pounds!" Charlie: "Sure, John. That happened in the days of Queen Dick."
See also: days, dick, of, queen

in the reign of Queen Dick

dated At no point ever. (Used to show skepticism over an absurd or unbelievable story.) John: "And after a half-hour struggle, I managed to haul in a fish that weighed over 30 pounds!" Charlie: "Sure, John. That happened in the reign of Queen Dick."
See also: dick, of, queen, reign

any Tom, Dick, or Harry

Any common, undistinguished person; anyone at all, indiscriminately. You don't want any Tom, Dick, or Harry coming to your performance, but then you don't want to limit the amount of business you might bring in, either. Kate's being very selective as to who gets invited to the wedding, as she doesn't want just any Tom, Dick, or Harry turning up.
See also: any, harry

Tom, Dick, or Harry

A common, undistinguished person; any manner of person, indiscriminately. (Usually in the form "(just) any Tom, Dick, or Harry.") You don't want just any Tom, Dick, or Harry coming to your performance, but then you don't want to limit the amount of business you might bring in, either. Kate's being very selective as to who gets invited to the wedding, as she doesn't want Tom, Dick, or Harry turning up.
See also: harry

chicks before dicks

slang A reminder, said by a female to her female friend(s), asserting that their friendship should be more important than relationships or interactions with males. Come on, don't ditch us for that guy you just met! Chicks before dicks!
See also: before, chick, dick

crystal dick

Male impotence due to drug use (typically crystal methamphetamine). If you keep doing meth, you better be prepared for crystal dick.
See also: crystal, dick

Dick Tracy

Jocular slang for someone investigating something (often something trivial). A reference to the hard-nosed detective in the comic strip of the same name. Hey Dick Tracy, what do you think you're doing, snooping around here?
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Dick Turpin

Slang for a person who one is jokingly accusing of theft. A reference to a notorious robber in 18th-century England. I see you rummaging around in my purse, Dick Turpin! All of my money better still be in there!
See also: dick

dick measuring contest

vulgar slang A petty competition among individuals (usually men) who are trying to prove that they are better at something than the others. You're all good golfers, OK? Now can we please stop this ridiculous dick measuring contest? I hate how these political debates always seem to turn into a dick measuring contest, with each candidate trying to outdo the others.
See also: contest, dick, measure

clever dick

A person who irritates others by constantly trying to prove their superior intelligence. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Don't be such a clever dick! It's not necessary to correct everyone's grammar all of the time.
See also: clever, dick

every Tom, Dick, and Harry

Every kind of common, undistinguished person; anyone at all, indiscriminately. You don't want every Tom, Dick, and Harry coming to your performance, but then you don't want to limit the amount of business you might bring in, either. Kate's being very selective as to who gets invited to the wedding, as she doesn't want every Tom, Dick, and Harry turning up.
See also: and, every, harry

Tom, Dick, and Harry

Common, undistinguished people; any manner of person, indiscriminately. (Usually in the form "every Tom, Dick, and Harry.") You don't want Tom, Dick, and Harry coming to your performance, but then you don't want to limit the amount of business you might bring in, either. Kate's being very selective as to who gets invited to the wedding, as she doesn't want Tom, Dick, and Harry to end up coming.
See also: and, harry

(every) Tom, Dick, and Harry

 and any Tom, Dick, and Harry
Fig. everyone, without discrimination; ordinary people. (Not necessarily males.) The golf club is very exclusive. They don't let any Tom, Dick, or Harry join. Mary's sending out very few invitations. She doesn't want every Tom, Dick, and Harry turning up.
See also: and, harry

*tight as Dick's hatband

Fig. very tight. (*Also: as ~.) I've got to lose some weight. My belt is as tight as Dick's hatband. This window is stuck tight as Dick's hatband.
See also: tight

every Tom, Dick, and Harry

Also, every mother's son; every man Jack. Everyone, all ordinary individuals, as in This model should appeal to every Tom, Dick, and Harry. The use of masculine names in this way dates from Shakespeare's time (he used Tom, Dick, and Francis in 1 Henry IV), but the current one dates from the early 1800s. The two variants are largely British usage but occasionally are used in America. The first is recorded as early as 1583, whereas the second dates from the first half of the 1800s.
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every Tom, Dick, and Harry

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every Tom, Dick, or Harry

People say every Tom, Dick, and Harry or every Tom, Dick, or Harry to talk about many different people, especially people they do not think are special or important. These days, the hotel is letting in every Tom, Dick and Harry. Note: This expression is very variable, for example, any can be used instead of every, and Harriet and other names are sometimes used instead of Harry. You cannot sell a gun to any Tom Dick or Harry, can you? Any Tom, Dick or Harriet can put on a jacket and say, `I'll be a producer.' Note: All of these names used to be very common, and so they began to be used to refer to ordinary people in general.
See also: and, every, harry

Tom, Dick, and Harry

used to refer to ordinary people in general.
This expression is first recorded in an 18th-century song: ‘Farewell, Tom, Dick, and Harry. Farewell, Moll, Nell, and Sue’. It is generally used in mildly derogatory contexts (he didn't want every Tom, Dick, and Harry knowing their business ) to suggest a large number of ordinary or undistinguished people.
See also: and, harry

ˈclever Dick

(also ˈclever clogs) (British English, informal, disapproving) a person who thinks that they are always right or that they know everything: Come on then, clever clogs, tell us the answer! ♢ (ironic) Some clever Dick has parked his car so close to mine I can’t get out!
See also: clever, dick

every/any ˌTom, ˌDick and/or ˈHarry

(usually disapproving) any ordinary person; people of no special value to you: We don’t want just any Tom, Dick or Harry marrying our daughter.
See also: and, any, dick, every, harry

big Dick

n. a ten rolled with the dice in craps. (Likely a veiled, punning reference to phallic length.) Come, on! I want a big Dick! Baby needs shoes!
See also: big, dick

boss dick

n. a cop; a police officer. (see also dick = detective.) The boss dick slugged me in the face and said I should be more careful.
See also: boss, dick

crapper dick

n. a police officer or detective who patrols public toilets. When he flubbed up the Wilson case, they made him a crapper dick in the central business district.
See also: crapper, dick

dick

1. n. a detective; a police officer. (Underworld. From detective.) Marlowe is a private dick who has to keep one step ahead of the cops.
2. n. the penis. (Usually objectionable. Currently the most publicly used word for this organ.) She told some dirty joke about a dick, but everybody just sat there and looked straight ahead.
3. n. a stupid person, usually a male. (Rude and derogatory.) What stupid dick put this thing here in the way?
4. n. nothing. (Usually objectionable.) The whole idea isn’t worth dick.
5. tv. & in. to copulate [with] a woman. (Usually objectionable.) If you think I’m going out with a guy who only wants to get me dicked, you’re crazy.
6. tv. to cheat or deceive someone. (see also fuck, hose, screw.) That salesman dicked me for ten extra bucks.

dick around

in. to waste time; to goof off. (Usually objectionable.) Stop dicking around and get to work!
See also: around, dick

dick for

n. a person dumb enough to ask “What’s a dick for?” (Jocular and contrived. Usually objectionable.) The guy’s a real dick for.
See also: dick

dick smack

n. a moron; a stupid jerk. (Possibly a reference to masturbation.) You loony dick smack! Get out of my face!
See also: dick, smack

dick-sucker

1. n. a male who performs fellatio. (Rude and derogatory.) In the bar, this dick-sucker came up and wanted to know my sign.
2. n. a low and despicable male; a male who is despicable enough to perform fellatio. (Rude and derogatory.) You slimy dick-sucker. I’ll get you for this.

whiskey dick

1. n. a penis exhibiting impotence, as from too much alcohol. Well, it looks like a case of whiskey dick.
2.  a limp windsock at an airport. There’s a whiskey dick over there on the right, so it looks like we can go in.
See also: dick, whiskey