Dorothy Sayers [the crime writer] was a member of an equivalent group in England—The sherlock Holmes Society of London.
“You see, but you do not observe,” remarked sherlock Holmes to Dr. Watson, and so my father might have said to us.
But this raises the question: If sherlock Holmes worked for a modern police force, would he be considered a good detective?
Glossy direction by Paul McGuigan (sherlock) makes this pilot visually engaging.
LONDON — If sherlock Holmes was such a smart detective, why was he not put on the case of Jack the Ripper?
But the theory which sherlock had learned from Overall was unmixed baseness and wickedness.
sherlock Holmes seemed delighted at the idea of sharing his rooms with me.
The author of sherlock Holmes has here given us a book of another genre.
"You mean the retired sergeant of Marines," said sherlock Holmes.
But if the plainclothes nose around, are they going to sherlock the parish priest and the town bughunter?
a clever and perceptive person
That teenager is quite the sherlock.
masc. proper name, literally "fair-haired," from Old English scir "bright" + locc "lock of hair." Slang for "private detective, perceptive person" (the latter often ironic) is attested from 1903, from A.C. Doyle's fictional character Sherlock Holmes (full name in this sense used from 1896; Holmes debuted in 1887 and was popular by 1892).
A clever and perceptive person • Often sarcastic: no shit, Sherlock