Slick back - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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To brush hair to the back of the head and cause it to lie flat with water, oil, gel, or some other product. A noun or pronoun can be used between "slick" and "back." I wanted to slick my hair back for our school photos, but Mom wouldn't let me. Try slicking it back first, then style it from there.
To cause something, especially hair, to lie flat by making it moist or oily and brushing it back: He wet his hands and slicked back his hair. She slicks her curls back with gel.
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THE latest person to slick back
his hair and stick on a dodgy moustache is Ken Stott, best known for his role in The Vice and Messiah.
Eryri entertained Dinefwr and although the forward struggle was fairly even the home side was undone by slick back
play resulting in two tries apiece for Dinefwr scrum-half Lee Rees and wing Adam Thomas, who also kicked four conversions.
Two minutes later he was at it again following a slick backs