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Aussie Sayings N - P


There is a plethora of websites in internet land that highlights the unique slang language of Australians. We know what a sheila or a nong is, but many times I have witnessed foreigners completely baffled when an Aussie lets fly with uniquely Australian Sayings.

So I am endeavouring to bring to you as many Aussie sayings as I can muster, together with an understandable explanation of exactly what they mean. Have fun!

Saying: No Flies on you Meaning: a comment that a person is quick or clever or a go getter
How to use this saying: gosh, look how much youíve achieved, no flies on you

Saying: No Worries Meaning: A very typical aussie saying meaning donít worry, it can be done, or itís a pleasure
How to use this saying: Yeah, I can do that no worries, I donít mind doing that, no worries.

Saying: Not on Your life Meaning: No way in the world, absolutely not
How to use this saying: I wonít swim with crocodiles, not on your life
Saying: Not the Full Quid Meaning: A little slow in the head, not fully functioning

How to use this saying: Poor old Bruce, heís not the full quid
Saying: No kangaroos in the top paddock Meaning: Not enough brains
How to use this saying: Poor old Bruce, no kangaroos in the top paddock

Saying: Now that will put a smile on your dial Meaning: Now that will put a smile on your face
How to use this saying: You won the lottery Ė now that will put a smile on your dial.

Saying: On your bike Meaning: Leave immediately, go away, get off
How to use this saying: You canít talk to me like that, on your bike

Saying: One for Justin Meaning: Have another just in case
How to use this saying: Iíll take another cake for me and one for Justin

Saying: One for Ron Meaning: Have one for later on.
How to use this saying: Iíll take one just for Ron.

Saying: Out in the sticks Meaning: way out in the bush, beyond the city
How to use this saying: He built a shack way out in the sticks

Saying: Pass the dead horse Meaning: Dead horse is slang for sauce
How to use this saying: Please pass the dead horse for my meat pie.

Saying: Porky Pies Meaning: Telling lies
How to use this saying: I think Gabrielle is telling porky pies.

Saying: Pull the wool over your eyes Meaning: Hide something from someone, or trick them

How to use this saying: this fellaís so cunning, he could pull the wool over your eyes.

Saying: Pull your finger out Meaning: Get on with it, stop delaying and do it.

How to use this saying: Youíve said youíll mow the lawn, how about pulling your finger out.
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