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"nickel slick"

Posted by Yatooka on March 17, 2001

Would anyone know the meaning and origin of this phrase? I had an older relative look at a picture of someone that looked sharp but untrustable and she said, "He looks nickel slick!". I have the general idea of what it means but am interested in a specific meaning and maybe the origin. Thanks.