not a dicky bird

(not) a dicky bird

(Not) anything at all. 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 heard not a dicky-bird out of the kids all night—they were quiet as can be.
See also: bird, dicky
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not a dicky bird

not a word; nothing at all. informal
Dicky bird is rhyming slang for ‘word’.
1988 Glenn Patterson Burning Your Own Sammy put his ear to where he thought its heart ought to be: not a dickybird.
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.
There were rows in that, bibs torn up, fellas thrown over signs..all sorts of things and not a dicky bird. I think football should be played like that..