tight as Dick's hatband

(as) tight as Dick's hatband

old-fashioned Exceptionally or peculiarly tight. I think you shrunk my shirt in the wash. It's tight as Dick's hatband now! It was as tight as Dick's hatband in that tiny car of his.
See also: hatband, tight
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*tight as Dick's hatband

Fig. very tight. (*Also: as ~.) I've got to lose some weight. My belt is as tight as Dick's hatband. This window is stuck tight as Dick's hatband.
See also: hatband, tight
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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