10 dink-di phrases we need to bring back
How true blue are you?
Drop a few of these phrases around the barbie on Friday and show your mates what a dinki-di Aussie you are.
1. Rattle your dags.
Meaning: Hurry up.
Used in a sentence: I'm off to the Australia Day awards so you'd better rattle your dags!
Meaning: An Australian $20 note (called a lobster because it is red in colour).
Used in a sentence: Mate can you lend us a lobster, I left my wallet at home!
3. Reg Grundys.
Used in a sentence: Just swim in your Reg Grundys.
4. She'll be apples.
Meaning: Everything will be alright
Used in a sentence: Give it another go, she'll be apples.
5. Best thing since sliced bread.
Meaning: A good invention, a good happening, something good.
Used in a sentence: Bob reckons his new mower is the best thing since sliced bread.
6. Smile like a split watermelon.
Meaning: Someone with a big smile.
Used in a sentence: Look at Joey with his sanga, he's got a smile like a split watermelon.
7. Lemon spread.
Meaning: Rhyming slang for head.
Used in a sentence: She hit her hubby right in the lemon spread for coming home drunk again.
8. Tickets to the trots.
Meaning: Toilet paper.
Used in a sentence: Hand us another roll of tickets to the trots please.
9. Ham and eggs and duck under the table.
Meaning: Nothing for dinner.
Used in a sentence: What's for dinner? Ham and eggs and duck under the table!
10. Happy as a tin of worms goin' fishing.
Meaning: Not very happy.
Used in a sentence: The old bloke lost his job today... he looks as happy as a tin of worms goin' fishing!