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A person with the sophistication and values generally associated with urban dwellers.‘he cultivated the image of cool-as-ice city slicker’→ slicker‘the false promises of city slickers’
- ‘His eyes grow wide and he fingers scars on his wrist and hand as he tells how upperclassmen picked on him because he was a city slicker.’
- ‘I'm a city slicker, but my girlfriend's a cowpoke.’
- ‘If you're a total city slicker, try converting your back porch, garage or basement into a ‘barn.’’
- ‘Oh sure, there are some inconsistencies, like the bloated city slicker being able to consistently outmaneuver the seasoned swamp folk.’
- ‘The city slicker has been living it up in the bright lights of London this last year.’
- ‘If you are the city slicker and have just two or three days to go on vacation, you have ‘weekend wanderer’ tours, which give all info about places you can visit within two or three days.’
- ‘‘Our motto is to have something for all at the show, so whether you're the city slicker or rural dweller or a child there's sure to be something to whet your appetite,’ Mary explained.’
- ‘The libretto turns a typical Twain idea of human weakness into a celebration of the small town against the wicked city slicker.’
- ‘‘There's a city slicker if ever I've seen one,’ he thought.’
- ‘And when she told Brian about my cow tipping trophy, he'd know what I'd been up to, and he'd probably chew me out for pulling one over on the city slicker.’
- ‘This is not just the ten-thousandth variation on the city slicker versus country bumpkin theme, but a refreshing look at what truly makes a difference in life.’
- ‘He hired local guides who took him for a city slicker with money and not much sense.’
- ‘A former city slicker has made a clean start by setting up a new laundry and ironing service.’
- ‘‘I was a city slicker, and getting used to pumping water and using an outhouse was pretty hard,’ she remembers.’
- ‘A friend, a city slicker from the capital, seemed to be reasonably satisfied about the area.’
- ‘Even a city slicker like me knows not to get mixed up with these farmers.’
- ‘Her father is a terrifying patriarch who wants the city slicker out of his village.’
- ‘Reading this article is like watching the old movie where a city slicker tries to mount a horse at a dude ranch and ends up facing the wrong way.’
- ‘If you're a real city slicker riding lessons are available here before mounting up for a day of riding in the Canyon.’
- ‘Too many years as a city slicker have dulled my memory and, although the bulges were a fair indication, I had no real idea of when their young were due.’
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