Don’t give yourself tickets (don’t be big-headed).
As slow as a wet week (very slow).
Hold onto your horses (wait a sec/second).
Rough as guts (not good/not well/very rough).
Bonza mate (great).
Common Aussie expressions
If you are new to the land down under (Australia), the way some Aussies (Australians) speak may be a challenge, especially if they speak Strine (Australian) with a broad Ocker (truly Australian) accent.
Here are some tips to help you cope with the lingo (language) that dinky di (real) Aussies and sandgropers (West Australians speak.
Aussies like to be relaxed and laid-back. There are plenty of beaut things about living in Australia. In fact, most of us wouldn’t be dead for dollars.
If it gets red hot (very hot) during the day, why not head down to the beach, veg out (relax) and eat some tucker (food) with your
mates (friends). Make sure you wear a hat and sunscreen though. You might even catch a wave if you’re lucky.