“Pass the dead horse” is a phrase you often hear at the Aussie family dinner table – when your dad wants you to pass him the tomato sauce (or ketchup).
Australia has one of the most colourful sets of bank notes (or dollarydoos as we call them) in the world and a vernacular to match. The $50 note is called a pineapple because of its yellow colour. Similarly you’ll find the pink $5 note referred to as Fairy Floss or a Galah and the red $20 note is called a Lobster.
A tight-fitting, briefs-style male swimsuit that accents the genital region – resembling the concealment of a budgerigar. Ex-prime minister Tony Abbott was most famous for being interviewed on live television in a pair of red budgie smugglers.
Derives from Sydney Rhyming slang, "Reg Grundies = Undies", which is a reference to the Australian TV production outfit Reg Grundy, behind such televisual classics as Neighbours, Home and Away, The Sullivans, etc.
Hooroo comes from 1700s Britain derived from the terms "Hooray" but now is used in Australia to mean "Goodbye"
To chuck a sickie is to take the day off school/work, claiming "sickness" when you are not actually sick. Often used by Australian students who have a test or assignment due.