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- ‘‘Good on you Ned’ is a compliment, ‘as game as Ned Kelly’ an old saying.’
- ‘But today his name is used everywhere by Australians of all kinds, who praise a man's courage by saying: ‘He's as game as Ned Kelly.’’
- ‘We know that by the time of the first world war, there was a saying among the Diggers in the trenches, ‘Oh he was as game as Ned Kelly’.’
- ‘From hip to shoulder he was covered with blood from the spur, an’ although he could scarcely raise a trot you could see he was still as game as Ned Kelly.’
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