on a tickey

on a tickey

1. With agile precision, especially with limited room to maneuver. A tickey was a former South African coin. Primarily heard in South Africa. The pilot can do all sorts of daredevil maneuvers before landing the plane on a tickey. The steering is so good on this car that you can turn on a tickey, even at high speeds.
2. In an instant; very quickly, rapidly, or abruptly. Primarily heard in South Africa. He's usually a nice guy, but his temper can turn on a tickey sometimes. Public sentiment on the issue seems to have changed on a tickey in recent weeks.
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on a tickey

in a very small area. South African
In the period before South African coinage was decimalized, a tickey was a very small silver coin worth three pennies.
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"It did make you wonder whether Philander's ability to land the ball on a tickey, whilst generating movement either way, could yet be better employed in the limited-overs international environment," he further wrote.