Tighter than a dick’s hat-band

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Tight. 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. [Non-AvE word]

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Brenton Edwards
Brenton Edwards
1 year ago

tighter than a condom ring

Entropy
Entropy
1 month ago

I’m pretty sure that the “Dick” is Richard Cromwell the “Lord Protector” of England for a few months in 1658-1659. The “hatband” is the Crown.