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Pack it in
To give up on something
Mate I’m gonna pack it in for the day. Shannon Rowland
Rhyming slang for on your own.
I went up the coast on my Pat Malone. Gavin Begbie
Luv a bit of old pav. Yum! Roger Mackenzie
Someone or several people watching others and not doing much. Usually not helping if they could be.
What are you doing here like a peanut gallery? Grab a shovel and start digging. Cherie Dupont
Something very impressive
Strewth, look at that pearler in the garage! Nathan Hackett
Picking a winner
Picking your nose
Looks like that bloke's picking a winner. Lisa McCarthy
Aussie 50 dollar note
Sorry mate, all I got is a pineapple. Ryan Sorensen
A 570 ml (20 fl oz) glass. In Adelaide it is referred to as an 'imperial pint', with a pint being a 425 ml glass.
Can I get a pint of beer? Damien Bond
To leave work early on a Friday. Piss off early, tomorrow is Saturday.
Come on, let’s go to the pub, it’s POETS day. Jim Harold
Person from the UK
He's a pomme, visiting for a holiday. Vicki Stebbins
Geez mate, you pong! travel bug
A 140ml (5 fl oz) glass. Also called a Five in Townsville or a Horse in Melbourne.
Can I have a pony of shandy? Damien Bond
Suitcase or school bag
Get that port out of the hall before someone trips over it! Kevin Burton
A 285ml glass (10 fl oz) in Brisbane, Hobart and Melbourne. See also middy, handle, half pint, schooner & ten.
Can I have a pot of beer thanks. Damien Bond
Person who has a little too much to drink
Bluey was a real prawn when he drank too much! L Cropley
Pregnant, with child
The missus is preggers with our second kid. Jane Citizen
Pull your head in
Mind your own business
I just think you should pull your head in, if they wanted you to know they'd tell ya! Tim Larsen
Pull your socks up
To smarten up or improve
You've gotta pull your socks up, this just isn't good enough! Kevin Hollows
Pulling Your Leg
misleading one for amusement
He's only pulling your leg. George R. Smith
Put a sock in it
That bloke is such a loudmouth, I wish he'd put a sock in it! ILDI WETHERELL