Close your eyes in case I offend…. Nah it’s not that bad….

Aussie Sayings…..

Thought I’d share just a ‘wee’ sample of some of our colourful sayings from down under.

Please remember that we all don’t talk like this on a regular basis or the ‘norm’ and they are to be read with the humour that us Aussies are known for.

Flat out like a lizard drinking =  hard work, busy. (But originally sarcastically)

Better than a poke in the eye with a burnt stick =  Be thankful for what you’ve got.

Lower than a snake’s armpit =  Pretty underhanded

As useful as an ashtray on a motorbike/water-ski/surf-board = useless

I feel like a dog’s breakfast = Feel pretty awful.

Fits like a bum in a bucket = cosy fit

Happy as a dog in a hub cap factory = really happy

He’s as full as a goog =  full, so drunk he can’t stand up

Thick as a lump of 4 X 2. (four by two) = not well endowed with grey matter

She goes like the clappers = Move fast

Left like a shag on a rock = result of unpopularity

A few dice short of Yahtzee = Not very intelligent 

Carrying on like a pork chop = over exited, hyperactive

As thick as two short planks! = Not too bright

He’s off like a bucket of prawns in the hot sun = I am out of here!

So do you have any you can share?


12 thoughts on “Close your eyes in case I offend…. Nah it’s not that bad….

    • Hi Amb, yes it is a popular one, I think my friends in far off lands should throw in a line or 2 in their conversations… be prepared for very strange looks and a “What The” though! 🙂 Ty for reading & commenting.

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