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Technicolor yawn

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Meaning

Vomiting.

Origin

This is one of the many colourful Australian phrases for vomiting. It was coined by, or at least popularised by, Barry Humphries and appeared in his 1965 review A Nice Night’s Entertainment:

When I swallowed the last prawn,
I had a technicolor yawn and I chundered in the old Pacific Sea.

See also Point Percy at the Porcelain.

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