The older, slicker Biden, with four years of veep-hood under his belt, had some gifts handed to him on a platter.
The idea was to remake it in a slicker and, of course, more costly version.
Out went the underground graphics; in came a cleaner, slicker style.
All prices include guide service, and a slicker, canteen, and lunch bag are provided with each horse.
The slicker was an overhead affair, and she had to take off her hat to get free.
She had left her slicker in the camp and now she wished fervently she had let it remain rolled behind her saddle.
Gosh, I jist fooled him out of his two dollars slicker 'n a whistle.
Collie spread his slicker over him and rode up the hill at a trot.
Lance stooped indifferently to untie his slicker and blanket from the saddle.
Jack's slicker in his fall had been split from neck to skirt and until mended would be useless.
1851, "tool for smoothing leather," from slick (v.). Meaning "waterproof raincoat" is from 1884; sense of "clever and crafty person" is from 1900.
Old English -slician (in nigslicod "newly made sleek"), from Proto-Germanic *slikojan, from base *slikaz (cf. Old Norse slikr "smooth," Old High German slihhan "to glide," German schleichen "to creep, crawl, sneak," Dutch slijk "mud, mire"), from PIE *sleig- "to smooth, glide, be muddy," from root *(s)lei- "slimy" (see slime (n.)). Related: Slicked; slicking.
1620s, a kind of cosmetic, from slick (v.). Meaning "smooth place on the surface of water caused by oil, etc." is attested from 1849. Meaning "a swindler, clever person" is attested from 1959.
early 14c., "smooth, glossy, sleek" (of skin or hair); sense of "clever in deception" is first recorded 1590s; that of "first-class, excellent" is from 1833. Related: Slickly; slickness.
[earlier 1800s uses were in comparative phrases like slick as bear's grease and slick as molasses]