One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A coastal resort in New South Wales, Australia, a suburb of Sydney. It is noted for its popular beach.
give someone Bondi
dated, informal Attack someone savagely.‘Snowy got Maxie in a corner and began to give him Bondi’
- ‘When larrikins, approach the police now in a belligerent attitude it is their custom to threaten to give them "Bondi".’
- ‘Many a push battle was called in the dark, to the cry of 'Give 'em Bondi!', a memorial echo of defiance.’
- ‘He anticipates that his former constituents will give him Bondi.’
- ‘I quote this instance of the unpopularity of the "force," not as on the level of "Give 'em Bondi," but as manifesting at the time a genuine and general popular revulsion to the irritating innovation!’
- ‘She went round the room breaking up furniture, and encouraged the brutal bullies to "give him Bondi."’
shoot through like a Bondi tram
informal Depart or pass by hastily.‘one man shot through like a Bondi tram and then a couple of others quickly followed suit’
- ‘She was off like a Bondi tram as fast as her little paws would carry her down the garden.’
- ‘By the time I actually had a look and noticed the disaster on my plate, the waitress had shot through like a Bondi tram.’
- ‘Rusty took off like a Bondi Tram and no matter how many times we asked him to slow down he didn't.’
- ‘He didn't even wait to say goodbye—just shot through like a Bondi tram.’
- ‘"We were given the order to fix bayonets and charge, and then the bludgers shot off like a Bondi tram."’
- ‘Ralph said the man took off "like a Bondi tram" and if he had his Bren gun he would have "stitched him up quick".’
- ‘I'm not getting confrontational to divert my attention away from my Dad shooting through like a Bondi tram.’
- ‘I told him I got on the wrong frequency, and he just shot through like a Bondi tram.’
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