in Dickie's meadow

in Dickie's meadow

In danger. Primarily heard in UK. I knew I was in Dickie's meadow when I found myself between the mother bear and her cub.
See also: meadow
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Q WHEN someone finds themselves in trouble we say "he's in Dickie's meadow".
Grose's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1811) defined dickie as a "donkey" so if you were in Dickie's meadow you were in the mire.