phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Re: Shoot through, 273 hits

Posted by DH on December 08, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Shoot through posted by Brian from Shawnee on December 08, 2004

: : : Means to leave abruptly. But in my whole life never heard it. can I dismiss it as almost exclusively Aussie

: : Don't know Dale. A lot of our expressions and slang are based on our convict and working class Anglo-Irish start - but that one might be just one of ours. I guess if the Poms disagree, then I'll know I'm wrong. But it certainly is a reasonably common term here.

: : Now that you raise it, I wonder how it started? --GODDESS

: Only place I ever heard that phrase was in the song Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport.

A slang/vernacular search yields 273 hits on ~, meaning to leave abruptly, almost all of them Aussie--If you're at all interested in my technique, dalehileman@verizon.netDH