Aussie Slang - Explained!
'a bit gone' - Mad; silly; insane
'act the goat' - To behave foolishly.
'add fuel to the fire' - To make a bad situation worse.
'add insult to injury' - To compound a grievance already committed against someone
'aerial ping pong' - Aussie Rules football.
'all alone like a country dunny' - Without company; alone.
'all dolled up' - Dressed in one's best clothes.
'amber fluid' - Beer.
'ankle-biter' - A toddler.
'apples' - Okay, all right, eg. She'll be apples.
'argue the toss' - To dispute a decision.
'around the twist' - Insane.
'A over T' - (arse over tit), to fall heavily.
'as much chance as pushing shit uphill with a rubber fork' - No chance at all.
'Aussie battler' - The ordinary Australian trying to make ends meet.
'Aussie salute' - The flapping away of ever-present flies from one's face.
'Away with the pixies/birdies' - In another world, day-dreaming, intoxicated.
'back o' Bourke' - remote, sparsely populated country area.
'bad case of the trots' - Diarrohea.
'bad egg' - Undesirable person.
'bad news' - A person likely to cause trouble.
'baffle with bullshit' - Deceive with lies.
'bag of fruit' - Suit (rhyming slang).
'balls-up' - To mess up: a real mix-up; chaotic state of affairs.
'banana-bender' - A Queenslander.
'banged up' - Pregnant.
'barbie' - Barbecue.
'been had' - Tricked.
'bewdy!' - Expression of jubilation.
'big bickies' - Large sum of money.
'bingle' - Minor car accident.
'bit on the nose' - Smelly.
'bloke' - Man.
'bloody galah' - Silly person; fool.
'blotto' - Very drunk.
'blow shit out of someone' - Reprimand someone severely.
'blower' - Telephone.
'blowie' - Blowfly.
'blow-in' - Uninvited (and usually unwelcome) guest.
'bludge' - Do nothing; be lazy.
'booze-up - Wild party, with plentiful supply of alcohol.
'bored shitless' - Very bored.
'brass monkey weather' - Very cold weather.
'buggered if I know' - Haven't got a clue.
'cark it' - To die.
'carry on like a pork chop' - To behave in a silly way: to overreact.
'catch forty winks' - Have a short sleep.
'charge like a wounded bull' - To set excessively high prices.
'cheap drunk' - One who becomes intoxicated quickly.
'cheesed off' - Very annoyed.
'chuck a leftie' - Turn left.
'chuck a wobbly' - To throw a tantrum.
'clear as mud' - Confusing.
'Coathanger' - Sydney Harbour Bridge.
'cobber'- Friend; mate
'coldie' - A can of chilled beer.
'come a cropper' - To fall heavily: to have a setback.
'come the raw prawn' - Attempt to deceive.
'cop it sweet' - To be lucky.
'couldn't lie straight in bed' - Of compulsive cheat, swindler, liar.
'crikey!' - An expression of astonishment.
'Kath & Kim' terms decoded by the BBC
Chooky: knocking on a bit, looking old
Afternoon delight: PM passion
Clutching at spanners: desperate
Crack of sparrows: early morning
Effluent: Well off
Foxymoron: very attractive woman
Hinkling: a feeling in your waters
Hornbag: Attractive woman
Huffy Puffy: cardio exercise
Hunk ospunk: attractive man
Man bag: Macho accessory
Pacifically: in particular, actually
Ravishing: very hungry
Team with theme: co-ordinate an outfit to the event
Tizzed up: all dressed up
Welcome mat: unsightly body hair on the lower back
Zip your lip: shut up.
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