bush week
: what do you think this is, bush week? Do you think I'm stupid? An indignant response to someone who is taking you for a fool -'You're going to charge me how much? What do you think this is, bush week?' 'Bush week' is a time when country people come to town, and the phrase implies that they are easily fooled by the more sophisticated city slickers. The speaker resents being mistaken for a country bumpkin.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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