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doesn't know sic 'em (from come here)

colloquial Said of someone who is utterly stupid or incompetent. Refers to a dog who can't understand its owner's commands. Primarily heard in US. Ah, don't you listen to her. She doesn't know sic 'em about computers. Ain't no way Tom could run his own business. Old fool doesn't know sic 'em from come here!
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don't know sic 'em (from come here)

colloquial Said of someone who is utterly stupid or incompetent. Refers to a dog who can't understand its owner's commands. Primarily heard in US. Ah, don't you listen to her. She don't know sic 'em about computers. Ain't no way Tom could run his own business. Old fool don't know sic 'em from come here!
See also: come, know, sic

sic (someone or something) on (someone)

To cause someone or something to attack someone or something else. If I sic my goons on him, I bet he'll pay up. I do feel safe here because I have two dogs that I know I can sic on an intruder.
See also: on, sic

sic semper tyrannis

Latin for "thus always to tyrants," said in reference to the overthrow or death, whether real or desired, of a leader who was tyrannical or perceived as such. The ousted dictator's statue was torn down in cities across the country, with the people shouting "sic semper tyranis" throughout the day.
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sic transit gloria mundi

Literally, "thus passes the glory of the world," from Latin. Used figuratively to express regretful recognition that something has or is about to end, as all things eventually do. I can't believe the university is closing down—it's nearly as old as the country! Well, sic transit gloria mundi, as the saying goes.
See also: sic, transit

sick up

slang To vomit. I kept sicking up, even though all that was left was bile. Pull the car over, Stephen—Tom's about to sick up in the back seat!
See also: sick, up
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sic transit gloria mundi

Nothing on earth is permanent, as in His first three novels were bestsellers and now he can't even find an agent-sic transit gloria mundi . This expression, Latin for "Thus passes the glory of the world," has been used in English since about 1600, and is familiar enough so that it is sometimes abbreviated to sic transit.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

sic on

v.
To urge or incite someone or something to attack or go after someone: The guards sicced dogs on the intruders. They threatened to sic their lawyers on us.
See also: on, sic
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sick (up)

in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. I think I’m going to sick up. Isn’t there supposed to be a barf bag in one of these seat pockets?
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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