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waltz (or walk) Matilda

Definition of waltz or walk Matilda in English:

Australian /NZ informal , archaic Carry a bundle of personal belongings.
Example sentences
  • His ‘we will go waltzing Matilda with you’ told the world exactly where Australia stood.
  • A policeman taking a sullen swagman in tow might tell him: ‘You'll come waltzing Matilda…’
  • And so his ghost may be heard as we pass by that billabong: ‘You never came a-waltzing Matilda with me.’
See parent entry: Matilda

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