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You're nicked

Posted by David FG on October 31, 2006

In Reply to: You're nicked posted by Diane Coleman on October 31, 2006

: Please could you tell me where the phrase "you're nicked" comes from?

It is, I think, a variant on the theme of 'you're pinched' or 'copped'.

'Nicked' also being slang for 'stolen' or 'taken'.