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In the remote outback:‘he was born not in the capital city, but somewhere out beyond the black stump’
- ‘I found myself at an event with no working Wi-Fi and the kind of mobile reception you'd expect to get beyond the black stump.’
- ‘The land beyond the black stump lay two hundred miles to the west.’
- ‘If it was a little further west it could fairly be described as being beyond the black stump.’
- ‘I've been in Australia beyond the black stump for a month now.’
- ‘Anything west of here is beyond the black stump.’
- ‘Maybe it's all right that he is as beyond the black stump when it comes to common sense.’
- ‘Soil microbiology may lie beyond the black stump separating chemistry from its cousin biology.’
- ‘We want to head out way beyond the black stump and see the National Park.’
- ‘Your average sheila and bloke, be it in Sydney or beyond the black stump, doesn't have a lot of time for earbashers.’
- ‘Historians have had little to say about the lands that stretch beyond the black stump.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.