Australian Phrases

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Here are are a few common Australian phrases:

To put the acid on =to bring pressure to bear on, to ask a favor

To put the hard word on =to ask a woman for sexual submission

To argue the toss =to dispute an order or decision

To get off one’s bike =to become violently angry

To crack hardy = to put on a courageous face against misfortune

To go to crook =to complain

To make a box of =to confuse 

(australianaustralia.com) 

 

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  February 16, 2001