Bondi tram


Bondi tram
: shoot through like a Bondi tram Make a hasty departure. Bondi is the Sydney suburb renowned worldwide for its surf beach. The phrase (first recorded in 1945) probably derives from the fact that two trams typically left the city for Bondi together, the first an express tram which would 'shoot through' from Darlinghurst to Bondi Junction. Trams last ran on the line in 1960, but the phrase has remained a part of Australian English.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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