Darker than dicks hat band
Feb 23, Dick's hatband. Q From Martin Toseland, London: My grandmother, from Lincolnshire, regularly compared something to Dick's hatband, a puzzling allusion that I've never since quite sorted out. Can you help? A In truth, nobody has quite got to the bottom of this one. It was once commonly encountered in.
An old southern idiom. Could be used to identify a place that is empty, a person who is wound up, or any number of situations where the word "tight" is used. Nobody seems to know who Dick was. Apparently he had a tough time keeping his hat on his head.
Gay could have a couple meanings in this case, but only one meaning literally applies to the comparison "as dad's old hatband". See definitions #1, #4, and #5 on www.suknieslubneines.eu and search Google Images for hatbands for reference. 1. of, pertaining to, or exhibiting sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or .
World Wide Words: Dick’s hatband
Description:A In truth, nobody has quite got to the bottom of this one. It means that something is absurd, perverse, or peculiar. From references in various dialect and local glossaries, it seems to have been widely known in the early nineteenth century. It had by then long since been taken across the Atlantic, since it is referred to in in A Dictionary of Americanisms, by John Russell Bartlett: This very singular expression I have often heard in Rhode Island. Clearly an all-purpose expression — it adds emphasis to any occasion.