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Lair it up: to behave
Cactus: dead, not functioning ("this bloody washing machine is cactus")
Bourke Street, he doesn't know Christmas from: he's a bit slow in the head. (Bourke Street is a brightly lit Melbou
Heaps: a lot, e.g. "thanks heaps", "(s)he earned heaps of money" etc.
Mappa Tassie: map of Tasmania - a woman's pubic area
Cooee, not within: figuratively a long way away, far off - England weren't within cooee of beating Australi
Fly wire: gauze flyscreen covering a window or doorway.
Tucker-bag: food bag
Sleepout: house verandah converted to a bedroom
Booze bus: police vehicle used for catching drunk drivers
Billabong: an ox-bow river or watering hole
Surfies: people who go surfing - usually more often than they go to work!
Sanger: a sandwich
Greenie: environmentalist
Stubby: a 375ml. beer bottle
Dog: unattractive woman
Knock back: refusal (noun), refuse (transitive verb)
Good oil: useful information, a good idea, the truth
Good onya: good for you, well done
Scratchy: instant lottery ticket
Chewie: chewing gum
Stickybeak: nosy person
Top End: far north of Australia
Snag: a sausage
Going off: used of a night spot or party that is a lot of fun - "the place was really
Naughty, have a: have sex
Kelpie: Australian sheepdog originally bred from Scottish collie
Garbo, garbologist: munic
Billy: large tin can used to boil water over a campfire for tea
Knock: to criticise
Turps: turpentine, alcoholic drink
Cook (noun): One's wife
Nuddy, in the: naked
Flick: to give something or somebody the flick is to get rid of it or him/her
Shoot through: to leave
Stuffed, I'll be: expression of surprise
Ropeable: very
Rage on: to continue partying - "we raged on until 3am"
Metho: methylated spirits
Bog in: commence eating, to attack food with enthusiasm
Mongrel: despicable person
Loo: toilet
Dinky-di: the real thing, genuine
Togs: swim suit
Battler: someone working hard and only just making a living
Reckon!: you bet! Absolutely!
Duchess: sideboard
Up somebody, get: to rebuke somebody - "the boss got up me for being late
Bunyip: mythical outback creature
Reffo: refugee
Ropeable: very angry
Mob: family or herd (?) of kangaroos
Duffer, cattle: rustler
Yabber: talk (a lot)
Road train: big truck with many trailers
Trackies: track suit
Not the full quid: not bright intellectually
Figjam: "F*ck I'm good; just ask me". Nickname for people who have a high opinion of themselves.
Dead dingo's donger, as dry as a : dry
Going off: used of a night spot or party that is a
Clucky: feeling broody or maternal
Back of Bourke: a very long way away
Bourke Street, he doesn't know Christmas from: he's a bit slow in the head
Milk bar: corner shop that sells takeaway food
Vedgies: vegetables
Flick it on: to sell something, usually for a quick profit, soon after buying it.
Bail out: depart, usually angrily
Two up: gambling game played by spinning two coins simultaneously
Down Under: Australia and New Zealand
Waggin' school: playing truant
Banana bender: a person from Queensland
Rotten: drunk ("I went out last night and got rotten")
Salute, Aussie: brushing flies away
Whinge: complain
Useless as an ashtray on a motorbike: see preceding - "he, she or it is about as much use as tits on
Rack off: push off! get lost! get out of here! also "rack off hairy legs!".
Lippy: lipstick
Skite: boast, brag
Ute: utility vehicle
Lend of, to have a: to take advantage of somebody's gulli
Captain Cook: look (noun) ("let's have a Captain Cook")
Pommy bastard: an Englishman
Going off: used of a night spot or party that is a lot of fun - "th
Sickie: day off sick from work (chuck a sickie = take the day off sick from work when you're perfectly healthy!)
Beaut, beauty: great, fantastic
Pot: 285 ml beer glass in Queensland
Cockie: farmer. Also a cockatoo
Cut lunch: sandwiches
Rapt: pleased, delighted
Fair go: a chance ("give a bloke a fair go")
Lollies: sweets, candy
Dipstick: a loser, idiot
Dob (somebody) in: inform on somebody. Hence dobber, a tell-tale
Tucker: food
Drink with the flies: to drink alone
Sprung: caught doing something wrong
Offsider: an assistant, helper
Date: arse[hole] ("get off your fat date")
Plate, bring a: Instruction on party or BBQ invitation to bring your own food. It doesn't mean they'
Barrack: to cheer on (football team etc.)


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