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Coopers ducks

Posted by Irene on April 30, 2003

My mother was born at Tipton near Birmingham England in 1914 and migrated to Australia sbout 1930.

She had an expresison "it's coopers ducks" which meant that it was the end of something. "If you don't do blah or if blah happens then it's coopers ducks".

Does anyone know the origin of this expression. I suspect it is an English expression rather than something she picked up in Australia