cut didos

cut didos

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  • cut capers — Frolic, be merry, be frolicsome, play pranks, cut didos …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Didos — Dido Di do, n.; pl. {Didos}. A shrewd trick; an antic; a caper. [1913 Webster] {To cut a dido}, to play a trick; to cut a caper; perhaps so called from the trick of Dido, who having bought so much land as a hide would cover, is said to have cut… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To cut a dido — Dido Di do, n.; pl. {Didos}. A shrewd trick; an antic; a caper. [1913 Webster] {To cut a dido}, to play a trick; to cut a caper; perhaps so called from the trick of Dido, who having bought so much land as a hide would cover, is said to have cut… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dido — Di do, n.; pl. {Didos}. A shrewd trick; an antic; a caper. [1913 Webster] {To cut a dido}, to play a trick; to cut a caper; perhaps so called from the trick of Dido, who having bought so much land as a hide would cover, is said to have cut it… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dido — ☆ dido [dī′dō ] n. pl. didoes or didos [< ? DIDO, from the story that Dido, on purchasing as much land as might be covered with the hide of a bull, ordered the hide cut into thin strips, with which she surrounded a large area] Informal a… …   English World dictionary

  • Tsez language — Tsez цезяс мец / cezyas mec Pronunciation [t͡sɛzˈjas mɛt͡s] Spoken in Russia Region Southern Dagestan …   Wikipedia

  • dido — noun (plural didoes or didos) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1807 1. a mischievous or capricious act ; prank, antic often used in the phrase cut didoes 2. something that is frivolous or showy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dido — [ dʌɪdəʊ] noun (plural didoes or didos) (in phr. cut (up) didoes) N. Amer. informal play pranks. Origin C19: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

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