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not hear a dicky bird
To not hear or receive any sound, utterance, or item of communication. ("Dicky bird" is sometimes hyphenated.) We haven't heard a dicky-bird out of the kids all night—I think one of us should go check on them.
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not say/hear a ˈdicky bird(British English, informal) say/hear nothing: Don’t look at me! I didn’t say a dicky bird. ♢ We haven’t heard a dicky bird from her for weeks.This idiom is from rhyming slang, in which dicky bird stands for ‘word’.
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