A Mafia hit-man was arrested for killing a man in a rice field with a porcelain figurine. The police said this is the first known case of a knick knack paddy whack.
hit-man = someone who kills others for money (a "hit" is Mafia slang for a killing)
rice field = place for growing rice, also called a rice paddy
figurine = small decorative statue
knick-knack = a decorative object that people put on shelves or bookcases
whack = hit or killing
What's So Funny?
A favorite childhood song, called "This Old Man" includes the nonsense words, "With a knick knack paddy whack, give a dog a bone. /This old man came rolling home."