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Turps, hit the
go on a drinking binge
turpentine, alcoholic drink
gambling game played by spinning two coins simultaneously
Australian sheepskin boots worn by surfers since at least the 1960s to keep warm while out of the water. Also worn by airmen during WW1 and WW2 because of the need to maintain warmth in non-pressuriz
ugly. hence Ugg boot
have a high opinion of oneself - "he's really up himself"
Up somebody, get
to rebuke somebody - "the boss got up me for being late"
Useful as an ashtray on a motorbike / tits on a bull
unhelpful or incompetent person or thing - "he, she or it is about as useful as tits on a bull" etc. etc.
utility vehicle, pickup truck
relax in front of the TV (like a vegetable)
St. Vincent De Paul's (charity thrift stores and hostels)
WACA (pron. whacker)
Western Australian Cricket Association and the Perth cricket groun
a walk in the Outback by Aborigines that lasts for an indefinite amount of time
Walkabout, it's gone
it's lost, can't be found
Idiot; somebody who talks drivel; somebody with whom you have little patience; a dickhea
to criticise something to deter somebody from buying it. A car dealer might whiteant another dealer's cars or a real estate salesman might whiteant another agent's property
topless (female) sunbathers
Wobbly boot on, he's got the
excitable behaviour ("I complained about the food and the waiter threw a wobbly")
flu or trivial illness
person of Mediterranean origin. A milder insult than the same word in the UK and perhaps elsewhere.
somebody who eats, roots and leaves (see also root)
invented name for any small unimportant town - "he lives in Woop Woop"
coward; nervous person or animal
pronounced Four X, brand of beer made in Queensland
inland freshwater crayfish found in Australia (Cherax destructor)
u-turn in traffic ("chuck a yewy at the next traffic lights")
sixpence (5 cents) - "it isn't worth a zack", "he hasn't got a zack"