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as game as Ned Kelly

Definition of as game as Ned Kelly in English:

Australian informal Audaciously bold.
Example sentences
  • ‘Good on you Ned’ is a compliment, ‘as game as Ned Kelly’ an old saying.
  • We know that by the time of the first world war, there was a saying among the Diggers in the trenches, ‘Oh he was as game as Ned Kelly’.
  • From hip to shoulder he was covered with blood from the spur, an’ although he could scarcely raise a trot you could see he was still as game as Ned Kelly.
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