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Small, usually timber, house in the garden used as a children's plaything. Cut lunch: Tomato sauce Deadset: Police vehicle used for transporting criminals. Named after the protective 'division' between the driver and the villains.
Dob somebody in: Hence dobber, a tell-tale Docket: Thingummyjig, whatsit. Down Under: Australia and New Zealand Drink with the flies: E Earbashing: V8 ute q.
Sometimes seen with a Mack emblem on the bonnet and always with large multiple driving lights Feral n. Nickname for people who have a high opinion of themselves. Fly wire: Australian Rules football Fossick: Fremantle in Western Australia Frog in a sock, as cross as a: Fruit loop: Named after the bird of the same name because of its antics and the noise it makes.
Garbo, garbologist: H Handle: To bolt.
Also "to do the Harold" Heaps: Holy dooley! Intellectually inadequate "he's got kangaroos loose in the top paddock" Kelpie: Australian sheepdog originally bred from Scottish collie Kero: Australia, where else? Lunch, who opened their?
OK, who farted? M Maccas pron. McDonald's the hamburger place Mallee bull, as fit as a: Household linen, eg sheets etc.
Mappa Tassie: Beware though - in some parts of Australia it means inconsequential, frivolous or not very good! National Service compulsory military service Naughty, have a: Expression of forgiveness or reassurance No problem; forget about it; I can do it; Yes, I'll do it No-hoper: P Paddock: I don't agree with you Piker: Someone who doesn't want to fit in with others socially, leaves parties early Pink slip, get the: Hence "hit the piss", "sink some piss" Plate, bring a: Instruction on party or BBQ invitation to bring your own food.
It doesn't mean they're short of crockery! Pommy bastard: Q Quid, make a: Accepting bad news as inevitable. Exclamation of delight or as a reaction to good news Road train: A very useful word in fairly polite company.
Root rat: Cheating, fiddling, defrauding expenses, the system etc. Usually used of politicians Rotten: Salvation Army, bless them Sandgroper: A New Zealander Sheila: Shoot through: Hence sooky adj. The drongo'll get the spear if he doesn't pull his socks up.
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