There are 2 definitions of Never-Never in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌnɛvəˈnɛvə
  • 1Australian The unpopulated desert country of the interior of Australia; the remote outback.
  • 2 (Never-Never Land (or Country)) A region of Northern Territory, Australia, south-east of Darwin; chief town, Katherine.


mid 19th century: so named from the notion that one might never return from such remote country.

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a small amount; a little

There are 2 definitions of Never-Never in English:


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(the never-never) British informal
  • Hire purchase: buying a telly on the never-never
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    • They instructed hire-purchase companies to make the never-never more finite.
    • Perhaps we are too fond, in the current era, of living for the day, of buying on tick and the never-never.
    • In fact, as a result of the last few months' boom in trade, the son went out and bought himself a new car on the never-never and the missus had done the same and ordered a new kitchen.
    instalments, instalment plan/system, instalment-payment plan, credit, finance, deferred payment, easy terms; British hire purchase, HP; North American instalment buying

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