Definition of Bondi in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɒndʌɪ/
A coastal resort in New South Wales, Australia, a suburb of Sydney. It is noted for its popular beach.



give someone Bondi

Australian informal, dated Attack someone savagely: Snowy got Maxie in a corner and began to give him Bondi
Possibly from bondi 'a heavy Aboriginal club', though influenced by the form and pronunciation of the place name. Early evidence links the phrase to a violent riot at Bondi Beach in 1884
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  • Many a push battle was called in the dark, to the cry of 'Give 'em Bondi!', a memorial echo of defiance.
  • When larrikins, approach the police now in a belligerent attitude it is their custom to threaten to give them "Bondi".
  • I quote this instance of the unpopularity of the "force," not as on the level of "Give 'em Bondi," but as manifesting at the time a genuine and general popular revulsion to the irritating innovation!

shoot through like a Bondi tram

Australian /NZ informal Depart or pass by hastily: one man shot through like a Bondi tram and then a couple of others quickly followed suit
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  • I told him I got on the wrong frequency, and he just shot through like a Bondi tram.
  • He didn't even wait to say goodbye—just shot through like a Bondi tram.
  • I'm not getting confrontational to divert my attention away from my Dad shooting through like a Bondi tram.

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