Posted by Masakim on August 04, 2003
In Reply to: Most Rikki Tik posted by Bob Yeomans on August 04, 2003
: When I was in The Marines,one of my instructors was in the habit of using the phrase;"Most Rikki Tik" whenever something was to be done quickly.In the thirty years since, I have never heard anyone but me use the phrase and I don't use it much because most people respond as though I've made it up for lack of something more intelligent to say. Now that I have found this wonderful resource, I'm hoping to resolve this once and for all.I didn't find it in the data base. Has anyone else ever heard this used? Bob Yeomans
most rickety-tick adv phr Army by 1970s
Immediately; without delay: "Please respond most rickety-tick"
[probably a simple rhyme with _quick_]
From _Dictionary of American Slang, 3rd Ed_ by Robert L. Chapman