If I have to be back in winter, I am glad to have snow. It’s been snowing since we returned, actually. And it is a beautiful snow: the kind that sits on the branches of trees and puts a glorious white blanket over the city. So now I have to make do with my memories of escaping winter for five intoxicating weeks. At least I can entertain myself by sharing a few more of my favorite Aussie expressions, many of which are British in origin. Without further fanfare, these descriptive phrases include:
“As busy as a one-legged tap dancer.”
“Flat out like a lizard drinking:” going all out.
“In like Flynn:” to be quickly successful.
“It’s just not cricket:” it’s just not right.
“Stickybeak:” someone who is overly curious about other people’s business. Also known as a nosy parker. In the US, we might call this person a busy body.
“Two-pot screamer:” Someone who gets drunk quickly.