10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A THICK EAR»
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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang
1887–. W. DE LA MARE The mugs of thick proved to be cocoa (1947). thick ear
noun Brit An ear swollen by a blow; esp. in phr to give (someone) a thick ear, to
hit someone hard (on the ear). 1909–. thickie noun = thick noun 3. 1968–. TIMES
John Ayto, John Simpson, 2010
Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
Often in threats, e.g., 'Are you coming quietly or do you want a thick ear?' thick in
the clear. Confused of mind, wits wandering: app. ca. 1820-70. (D.B. Gardner
cites Henry Cockton, Valentine Vox, 1840, ch. 28.) Cf. thick, adj., 6. thick-legs.
Chembers 21 Century Dictionary
thick and fast frequently and in large numbers. • through thick and thin whatever
happens; in spite of any difficulties. © Anglo-Saxon thicce. thick ear see GIVE
SOMEONE A THICK EAR at EAR thicken /'Gikan/ . • verb (thickened, thickening)
Colloquial Language in Ulysses: A
15.4392 (573). want a thick ear. DSUEl219& thick ear. low colloq.: late C. 19-20;
e.g., 'do you want a thick ear?' OEDS thick, a. 12b. from 1909. Cf. Punch 20 May
1903, p. 351: 'Tiger recommends me, savagely, to 'shut my head— unless I want
Robert William Dent, 1994
The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms
... isn't it? give (someone) a thick ear to strike (a child etc) on the ear, usu as a
punishment: If I find my son has been involved in this, I'll give him a thick ear! lay
it on thick to go beyond the truth in what one is saying, esp in praising something:
Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz, 1993
Dictionary of Confusable Phrases: More Than 10,000 Idioms ...
This is a very touchy situation, given that you have a child together. give
someone a thick ear • give someone one's ear give someone a thick ear—slap a
person on his ear, especially as a punishment: He'd give you a thick ear if he
heard you ...
Language as Dialogue: From Rules to Principles of Probability
... dünn thick with voll von in the thick of mitten drin thick on the ground stark
vertreten that's a bit thick das ist ein starkes Stück to give someone a thick ear j.
eine Ohrfeige geben TOO INTENSIVE to have quite enough of it j./etwas dick
Edda Weigand, Sebastian Feller, 2009
Gabay's Copywriters' Compendium- revised edition in paperback
... for nothing That Been there,done that How's that? Is that so? That does it! That
will do That's all That's all there is to it That's it That's more like it! That's that Thick
A bit thick Give someone (or get) a thick ear Have a thick skin In (or into) the ...
“Cut it out,” snarled the other with a quick look round, “or you'll find yourself with a
thick ear, my boy.” Jim began to laugh silently. “You rat-faced excrescence,” he
said pleasantly, “you couldn't give a thick ear to a baby in arms. But I warn you ...
'Oh...just a thick ear now and again...it was nothing' she said. Simone was looking
at me when she said it. Her eyes were telling me to keep my mouth shut. He'd
given her more than a thick ear. 'Oh Simone, why didn't you tell me?' Tiny asked ...
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A THICK EAR»
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Cooling off time
My grandmother would have given me a thick ear for even discussing it, but as the summer finally starts to show some sign of starting it's worth ... «Cork News, May 15»
Daniel Smith disappearance: Benji the dog pining for his owner who …
“I don't want to give him a thick ear, I just want to tell him I love him.” Anyone with information about Daniel's disappearance is asked to contact ... «ChronicleLive, Apr 15»
South Shields mum vows to search coast in a bid to trace missing …
“I don't want to give him a thick ear, I just want to tell him I love him.” Superintendent Ged Noble, of Northumbria Police, said the force has taken ... «ChronicleLive, Apr 15»
Kray twins got thick ear from Granny Kelly's East End pie'n'mash owner
The notorious Kray twins were once naughty little boys who got a thick ear from Kelly's pie'n'mash shop owner in London's East End where ... «East London Advertiser, Mar 15»
Broadchurch series 2 episode 6: what does the pendant tell us?
The softly softly school of childcare was replaced with a thick ear and a stern order that Tom come home with her at once. This he did, with a ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Feb 15»
TERRACE TALK: Reaction from the weekend's top Premier League …
before you can stop it and your mum gives you a thick ear for swearing. Tonight is a chance for other players to stake their claim and also draw ... «Irish Examiner, Aug 14»
The night Rome was too hot to handle for Jim McLean
I have seen it occasionally over the period of time. It is a great image. Two minutes later I was sporting a thick ear!” Dynamic Dart Advertisement. «Scotsman, Apr 14»
David Stockdale: This Fulham team is a band of brothers and we will …
I used to get a thick ear if I didn't say my manners. I'm not saying my dad hit me but he would remind me, saying: 'I've brought you up better'.". «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 14»
Mick Rock: I'd photograph Miley Cyrus but she doesn't have the …
... is that back then all I did was shoot and chase girls, but nowadays I don't have time and besides, my wife would give me a thick ear if I did!". «The Independent, Mar 14»
If fracking is not the solution we always have coal
Or even better, refer them to the Germans who belong to the same EU as us and who will send them away with a thick ear as they proceed to ... «Express.co.uk, Feb 14»