Australian Words and Phrases Americans Just Don’t Understand

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Not a reclusive Swedish film star of an earlier era — a garbage collector.

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Good on ya

Well done; good going; good for you.

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The system of advance partial payment for merchandise that we call layaway.

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Mickey D’s — McDonald’s.

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Jinx or bad influence. Also to jinx. From the Hebrew “mazzal,” luck, probably brought to Australia by German Jewish immigrants.