Definition of like a shag on a rock in English:

like a shag on a rock

phrase

Australian
informal
  • In an isolated or exposed position.

    ‘the liner was stuck there like a shag on a rock’
    • ‘The reporter stands there with this air of authority but it just makes them look like shags on a rock trying to sell yesterdays news.’
    • ‘Although a proud Australian, he says he could not go back there to live because he'd be as "conspicuous as a shag on a rock".’
    • ‘While the traditional pathways for the Australian Derby are still in place, the jewel in the crown has been left like a shag on a rock.’
    • ‘If Labor ditches the free trade agreement he will be left like a shag on a rock.’
    • ‘The liner Wanganella was stuck there like a shag on a rock until it was refloated off and away to become a hostel ship for workers.’
    • ‘He looked like a shag on a rock and the whole show was an insult to the grand finalists, sponsors and the game.’