mid 19th century: so named from the notion that one might never return from such remote country.
noun(the never-never) British • informal
- Hire purchase: buying a telly on the never-neverMore example sentences
- 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.
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