as tight as Dick's hatband

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A variant of the phrase Dick's hatband

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as tight as Dick's hatband

  1. (colloquial, now principally US, dated) Very tight, whether
    1. Very tight-fitting.
    2. Very tight with money, very stingy.
      • 2014, C.B. McKenzie, Bad Country, page 108:
        She's sharp as a tack when she wants to be and still tight as Dick's Hatband about her money.

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