Aussie Slang Dictionary

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A couple of sandwiches short of a picnic

Meaning
Someone who does things without thinking
Used in a sentence
I think that person is a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic, did you see what they just did?

a stubbie short of a six pack

Meaning
Someone who is a bit crazy
Used in a sentence
He's a stubbie short of a six pack, that bloke.

Ambo

Meaning
Ambulance
Used in a sentence
There were heaps of ambos flying up the main road after a big car accident.

Ankle Biter

Meaning
Heaps of ankle biter in that park
Used in a sentence
Henny loves being around ankle-biter.

Arc up

Meaning
To lose one's temper
Used in a sentence
Jacko arc'd up at Kev, he was that furious.

Are your ears painted on?

Meaning
Somebody who does not listen
Used in a sentence
I was talking to you......are your ears painted on?

Are your eyes painted on?

Meaning
Someone who doesn't have a good look for something, which is eventually easily found
Used in a sentence
Didn't you see those clothes there? Are your eyes painted on?

As crook as Rookwood

Meaning
Very sick. Rookwood is an old cemetary in Sydney.
Used in a sentence
I'm feeling as crook as Rookwood so should go and see the doctor.

As crook as Rookwood.

Meaning
Really sick and unwell (Rookwood is a cemetery in Sydney)
Used in a sentence
If you are describing yourself as being sick you could say "I'm as crook as Rookwood."

As dark as a dog's guts.

Meaning
lacking light
Used in a sentence
Where's the flashlight? It's as dark as a dog's guts out there.

AUSSIE MIGHT

Meaning
Saturday, 10 November 2012Australian batsman Dean Jones has said that while the ongoing Australia vs. South Africa Test series will be a 'ripper', there are still wide concerns about the batting order in the Aussie team.
Used in a sentence
Dean Jones says : "concerns prevalent over 'AUSSIE MIGHT' in ongoing Test series"

Av a go

Meaning
To try something.
Used in a sentence
It won't hurt you, av a go at it.
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