Definition of down under in English:

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down under



In or to Australia or New Zealand: take a flight down under in September
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  • Those who are serious about starting a new life down under in Australia have a number of ways they can apply for residency.
  • Have I been deported down under to Australia where for some reason they start the Christmas preparations in August?
  • Ballina woman, Phyllis Donnelly, now living in Mullingar, was on holiday down under when she saw the signpost.


(also Down Under) Australia and New Zealand: a girl from down under
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  • She, too, will reappear - on videophone from down under - in the show's dying hours.
  • A couple years ago this band from down under played the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and stole our hearts.


Late 19th century: with reference to the position of these countries on a globe.

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