not (hear) a dicky bird

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not (hear) a dicky bird

To not hear, say, or receive a sound, utterance, or item of communication. ("Dicky bird" is sometimes hyphenated.) 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 haven't heard a dicky-bird out of the kids all night—I think one of us should go check on them.
See also: bird, dicky, not
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There were rows in that, bibs torn up, fellas thrown over signs, there was all sorts of things and not a dicky bird.