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.
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tighter than Dick's hatband
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.
Description:Monday, May 26, Tighter than Dick's hatband I have missed many things about my mother since she died in , but maybe nothing as much as the colorful sayings and phrases I used to hear from her. My mother was the quintessential Southern woman — loving mother and wife, good friend, incredible cook — and she taught me my love of reading, and words, and language. I wish I had written down all of the things she used to say, many of which were funny, and some that were just plain baffling. I met him once at a conference and I told him I was relieved to see that somebody else had said that, because when I had used it a couple of times people looked at me like I was crazy. She would sort of half-cuss not curse — a curse is something a witch puts on you , by either abbreviating a word, or spelling it out.