mallee bull

mallee bull
: fit as a mallee bull Extremely strong and healthy. A mallee bull is one that lives in mallee country-poor, dry country where small scrubby eucalypts called 'mallee' grow. Any creature that survives such difficult conditions would have to be tough and fit. 'Forty pushups every morning Kev-you'll be fit as a mallee bull'. The word 'mallee' probably comes from an Aboriginal language of western Victoria.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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  • As fit as a Mallee bull — almost invincible; very fit and strong. The Mallee is very arid beef country in Victoria/South Australia …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • as fit as a mallee bull — Australian Slang almost invincible; very fit and strong. The Mallee is very arid beef country in Victoria/South Australia …   English dialects glossary

  • Tough as a Mallee bull — almost invincible …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • tough as a mallee bull — Australian Slang almost invincible …   English dialects glossary

  • mallee — /ˈmæli / (say malee) noun 1. any of various Australian species of Eucalyptus having a number of almost unbranched stems arising from a large underground lignotuber, as E. dumosa: *we passed scatterings of ironbark and bloodwood trees, odd clumps… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mallee Cliffs National Park — IUCN Category Ia (Strict Nature Reserve) …   Wikipedia

  • Mallee-Cliffs-Nationalpark — Weißer Mallee …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fit as a buck rat — even fitter than a Mallee bull (meaning sexually active) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • fit as a buck rat — Australian Slang even fitter than a Mallee bull (meaning sexually active) …   English dialects glossary

  • List of Eucalyptus species — This is an alphabetical list of 734 Eucalyptus species and 3 hybrids. Hybrids are listed under the letter x (e.g., Eucalyptus x bennettiae). Contents 1 List 1.1 A 1.2 B 1.3 C …   Wikipedia


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