little Aussie battler


little Aussie battler
In Australia a bbattler is a person who struggles for a livelihood, and who displays great determination in so doing. This sense is first recorded in 1896 in a Henry Lawson story. Such a person is now often described as a little Aussie battler, a phrase first recorded in 1979.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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