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- ‘For example, if he's hungry he'll say something like "I want a bicky please, mum"’
- ‘She brings us some bickies and cakes and some meat and five shillings on every birthday.’
- ‘‘I got plenty of food and bickies for Dogs,’ Adele mused, motioning to the tins of dog meat and large bag of dry food.’
- ‘So if things get dire, I might need some bikkies to keep me going, along with that cuppa.’
- ‘Instead of tea and bikkies, there were nice Sheraton-style finger sandwiches.’
- ‘Yes, although just what kind of bikkies is a subject of dispute at the moment; whether they're chocolate teddy-bears, shortbread creams, no-one is quite sure.’
- ‘And for the information of certain individuals: guys… you only have to eat the bikkies and drink the milk.’
- ‘You can join them on Saturday and Sunday between 10 am to 4.30 pm for coffee, tea and bikkies.’
- ‘First time it happened, he explained he had fallen asleep while eating bikkies, and that a trail of ants had started crawling all over him.’
- ‘No, she didn't even attempt to get up. She was cradled like a baby for four hours and she didn't move except to have hot chocolate and bickies and I fed them to her.’
- ‘He wants to know if I am having bickies with my tea and if so what kind.’
- ‘That shelf's for spreads, that one's for spices, that one's for sauces, that one's for bickies.’
- ‘He suddenly smelled the aroma of his favourite chocolate bikkies wafting up the stairs.’
- ‘Next we had the amazing dark chocolate mousse with a cashew crust served with coconut sorbet and their dark chocolate 'bikkies' which were also featured on their specials boards.’
- ‘As soon as they heard there was a storm brewing they invited him up to the top floor with tea and bikkies with the chiefs.’
informal A large sum of money:‘just showing up is worth big bickies’
fortune, considerable sum of money, large sum of money, vast sum of money, millions, billionsView synonyms
- ‘Both cases are big bikkies, the two largest tax cases ever to come to court here.’
- ‘For some reason I didn't earn the big bickies, and commuting and lots of standing didn't really suit the heels.’
- ‘To be honest, if I had to spend big bickies for a book I'd rather go the whole hog, spend a decent amount, and get a nice, special edition.’
- ‘If this turned out to be true, with 300 million portions of fish and chips served every year, they could be making big bickies.’
- ‘The system I am talking about building is small potatoes compared with a big telescope, but it is still big bickies here in Australia.’
1930s: diminutive of biscuit.
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