10 Aussie phrases and slang from the land down under

AUSSIE slang is almost a language of its own with a shortened word or phrase for almost everything.

With Australia Day just around the corner, we're compiling a list of slang and Aussie phrases we all know far too well.

The Chronicle Office came up with 10 to get the ball rolling.


1. Spit the dummy - to get upset about something

2. Rug up - get warm

3. "Chuck a sickie" - Take a day off work

4. Dead horse - tomato sauce

Dead horse is slang for tomato sauce
Dead horse is slang for tomato sauce

5. Heaps - lots of something

6. "Mad as a cut snake" - an crazy person

7.  Mates rates - a discounted price for friends

8. Slab - carton of beer

A slab refers to a carton of beer
A slab refers to a carton of beer Lou O'Brien

9. Dunny can - toilet

10. Smoko - a word for a break commonly used on a construction site

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