house dick


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Noun1.house dick - a private detective employed by a hotel or retail store
private detective, private eye, private investigator, shamus, sherlock, operative, PI - someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
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On a recent trip to Alexandria, I watched a hardened bookseller, a cigarette dangling from his lip, unload three grimy suitcases packed with English thrillers: The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, The Kiss-off , Casino Royale , House Dick , and dozens more.
Howard's (Ben Miller) festive spirit begins to wear thin when he accidentally destroys the dolls' house Dick has been painstakingly restoring.
The house Dick knocked on my door last night," Hope began.

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