cut up didoes

cut up didoes
cut up didoes
To behave in an extravagant way
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Main Entry:dido

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  • cut (up) didoes — N. Amer. informal play pranks. → dido …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dido — n. (pl. oes or os) US colloq. an antic, a caper, a prank. Phrases and idioms: cut (or cut up) didoes play pranks. Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn …   Useful english dictionary

  • play the fool — Cut capers, cut didoes, act the buffoon, act like a fool, make a fool of one s self, play tricks or pranks …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • 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 — prank, caper, 1807, Amer.Eng. slang, perhaps from the name of the Carthaginian queen in the Aeneid. Usually in phrase to cut didoes …   Etymology dictionary

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