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  • Hi guys.

  • Dan, for BBC Learning English here today.

  • I'm going to test my teammates to see whether they can understand Australian phrases and idioms.

  • I'm going to read the idiom to them and they have 10 seconds to work out what it is.

  • I'm going to do it in my best Australian accent, which actually isn't very good.

  • Ready?

  • Let's go.

  • Seems like you're up a gum tree to me.

  • Seems like up a gum tree To me, a lie can think of is confusion.

  • You've got the wrong idea.

  • You may be lost.

  • Things look bad, but she'll be apples.

  • Okay, Things look bad, but she'll be apples.

  • I reckon that something like things are looking bad, but everything's gonna be OK in the end.

  • Well, everything's gonna be right.

  • Eventually.

  • Correct.

  • He's been on the wall of the track for the last month.

  • He's been on the Wallaby track for the last month.

  • Well, I've got no idea what that means, but I'm going to say that he's been looking for something that you can't find for ages.

  • Is that right?

  • I'm not interested.

  • Tell your story walking.

  • I'm not interested.

  • Not interested?

  • Tell your story.

  • Walking that means go away.

  • I'm no good.

  • Talk to you.

  • It all go away.

  • Music.

  • Talk to the hand.

  • Yeah.

  • Thank you.

  • Do these task on the knocker?

  • I won't do this task on the knocker.

  • Knock, knock, knock.

  • Very quickly.

  • Rapidly.

  • Don't mess around.

  • Just get it done.

  • Like immediately.

  • They a our wrecking your a few stubby short of a six page, I reckon your few studies short over six pack.

  • Okay, I think that's got something to do with beer because the six pack is usually about cans of beer, So I think so.

  • But I think it's that intelligence.

  • I think it's about people not being very intelligent.

  • My working life is like a dog's breakfast.

  • My working life is like a dog's breakfast.

  • Uh, my working life is gonna work is a bit of a mess.

  • Uh, it stinks like dog food, huh?

  • It was, like, close.

  • Cool.

  • Why?

  • You always look a shade gonna rock.

  • Why you always like a shack on a not rock.

  • I guess it means being dangerous being sacked.

  • Being alone.

  • Yeah.

  • Did you get it?

  • Yes.

  • Thank you.

Hi guys.

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