There are 2 main 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

Words that rhyme with never-never

clever, endeavour (US endeavor), ever, forever, however, howsoever, never, sever, Trevor, whatever, whatsoever, whenever, whensoever, wheresoever, wherever, whichever, whichsoever, whoever, whomever, whomsoever, whosoever
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Never-Never 2 Line breaks: Never-Never
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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