Australia Local Custom Tips by Amelei
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To be a real true blue aussie some of these phrases may help you out. hahahaha....
Thongs- NOT a Gstring - refers to the rubber things on your feet.
Drinking binge - totally blind drunk.
Very little possibility of obtaining what you want.
Tobacco Can also mean to hurry up or get a move on.
Swimming or bathing costume
Person is really disgusted with what you are saying and wants you to go away. This does not mean that the person actually wants you to die.
To permanently stop engaging in some activity.
For example "I don't like Justine any more so I gave her the flick."
Give it a burl
Give it a try.
Australian uncouth chauvinistic males, but can also apply to uncouth females.
Off (one's) trolley
Mad, irrational, completely over the top.
On the blink
Out of wack
Not working as it should. Something wrong.
Go away - get lost - stop annoying me.
A person who brags constantly about themself and how good they are and how much money they have etc. Don't do this most Aussies hate it.
Caught doing something that you shouldn't be doing. Like raiding a bank. Or a child caught taking some lollies when they have been told not to take any.
The Big Smoke
Mostly used by country people when referring to the capital cities of Australia. In Victoria for instance Melbourne would be considered to be the big smoke.
Out in the country
Far north area of Australia. The inhabitants there call it "God's Country". Trouble and strife
Dismissal from work - the sack.
Well turned out
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