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(my) mama didn't raise no dummy
I am not stupid, foolish, or naïve. A: "And just make sure the safety latch is in place before you start the engine." B: "I know, I know. My mama didn't raise no dummy!" They thought they could pull a fast one on me, but mama didn't raise no dummy. I know you two have been scheming behind my back this whole time. Come on, my mama didn't raise no dummy.
(my) momma didn't raise no dummy
I am not stupid, foolish, or naïve. A: "And just make sure the safety latch is in place before you start the engine." B: "I know, I know. My momma didn't raise no dummy!" They thought they could pull a fast one on me, but momma didn't raise no dummy. I know you two have been scheming behind my back this whole time. Come on, my momma didn't raise no dummy.
beat the dummy
vulgar slang To masturbate. A term only applied to males. A: "Why is he all embarrassed today?" B: "Oh, his crush walked in on him beating the dummy. How horrifying is that?"
chuck a dummy
slang To vomit. Geez, I thought I was going to chuck a dummy out on that boat—I felt so seasick!
1. In computer programming, to remove an element from the code and replace it with benign but useless data. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dummy" and "out." You can just write a script that fulfills each possible parameter, then dummy out the parameters that aren't necessary to the final build.
2. By extension, in video games, to remove an element of the game that was previously available. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dummy" and "out." They released a totally OP armor set in their last update, only to dummy it out in the next one.
A practice session or test designed to identify and correct possible problems. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Let's do a couple dummy runs of your speech so you feel totally comfortable with it for tomorrow's ceremony. The theater group did a dummy run of the play to iron out any technical problems before opening night.
A childish, angry overreaction to a negative situation or outcome; a display of bad temper, likened to a temper tantrum of a child. "Dummy" here refers to the British term for the device used to soothe babies (called a pacifier in the US or a soother elsewhere), which they may spit out when in the middle of a tantrum. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. John had a dummy spit when I told him I'd sold his old comic book collection.
1. To suddenly stop talking or refuse to speak, typically due to a particular reason. Naturally, everyone dummied up as soon as the check came. Our usual informant dummied up when he realized there was a mole in the department.
2. To create a mock version of something. I'm going to dummy up the layout for this month's issue before our next meeting with the boss.
sell (one) a dummy
1. In rugby or soccer, to feign a pass, kick, or other maneuver in order to deceive an opponent and get around them. He tried selling me a dummy in a last-ditch effort to score a try and tie the game, but luckily I caught on to what he was up to and managed to bring him to the ground.
2. To sell or pass off something to someone that ultimately proves to be worth nothing or less than promised. I'm sorry, but that's definitely not an authentic Louis Vuitton bag. They sold you a dummy, my friend.
sell a dummy
In sports, especially rugby or soccer, to feign a pass, kick, or other maneuver in order to deceive an opponent and get around them. He tried selling a dummy in a last-ditch effort to score a try and tie the game, but luckily I caught on to what he was up to and managed to bring him to the ground.
spit (out) the dummy
To have a childish overreaction or angry outburst to a negative situation or outcome; to act in a bad-tempered manner, likened to a temper tantrum of a child. "Dummy" here refers to a plastic teat used to soothe teething infants (also called a "pacifier" in the U.S. or a "soother" elsewhere), which they may spit when in the middle of a tantrum. Primarily heard in Australia. John spat the dummy when I told him I'd sold his old comic book collection. Don't go spitting out the dummy just because Cheryl got the promotion instead of you.
whip the dummy
vulgar slang To masturbate. "Dummy" is used as a euphemism for "penis," so the term is only applied to males. He talks on and on about how much of a ladies' man he is, but I bet he spends most nights whipping the dummy all by himself.
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Sl. to refuse to talk. Jill dummied up when they got her into the station. John dummied up right away when the police arrived.
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spit the dummyor
spit out the dummymainly AUSTRALIAN
If you accuse someone of spitting the dummy or spitting out the dummy, you are accusing them of behaving in a bad-tempered and childish way. He spat the dummy when his wife decided to go back to work. They are taking the money but not talking to us. If they want to spit out the dummy, that's their affair. Note: The image here is of a bad-tempered baby spitting out its dummy.
a dummy runBRITISH
A dummy run is an occasion before an important event when you practise doing something, in order to make sure that it will be successful when you do it properly. Before we started, we did a dummy run, checking out all the streets and offices we would use, and planning our escape route. If it is not possible to do a dummy run in the hire car, calculate how long the journey to the church will take on the day.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
sell someone a dummy(chiefly in rugby or soccer) deceive an opponent by feigning a pass or kick.
spit (out) the dummybehave in a petulant way. Australian informal
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
1. To refuse to talk or to stop talking suddenly: I was told to dummy up until my lawyer arrived.
2. To make a model of some publication or page layout: Dummy up the first page and I'll look at it. If you're finished proofreading the article, dummy it up.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
beat the dummyand beat the meat and beat one’s meat and beat the pup and choke the chicken and pound one’s meat and pull one’s pud and pull one’s wire and whip one’s wire and whip the dummy and yank one’s strap
tv. to masturbate. (Usually objectionable.) Are you going to sit around all day pulling your pud? We heard him in there “choking the chicken,” as the street crowd says.
whip the dummyverb
See beat the dummy
chuck a dummy
tv. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. Somebody chucked a dummy on the patio.
1. n. an empty liquor or beer bottle. Toss your dummies over here, and I’ll put them in the bin.
2. n. a cigarette butt. The guy tossed a dummy out the window of his car.
3. n. a stupid person. (Rude and derogatory.) Don’t be such a dummy.
4. n. the penis. (Usually objectionable.) He held his hands over his little dummy and ran for the bedroom.
in. to refuse to talk. (see also clam up.) Rocko dummied up right away. He’s a real thoroughbred.
My mama didn’t raise no dummy
sent. I’m not stupid. Sure I know the difference between good and bad. My mama didn’t raise no dummy.
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