One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounAustralian, NZ
Non-alcoholic or weak alcoholic drink.‘all three of them were on the lolly water—apparently they had early starts’‘an ice-cold, full-strength can of beer rather than some lolly water’
- ‘This is a rose pinot that tastes like a rose pinot should, and not like a sweet lolly water.’
- ‘It's certainly not in the lolly-water category, so what you get here is earthy, slick-textured, virile dry white in classic pinot gris character.’
- ‘I finish my rice paper rolls and twist open my first drink of the day: some green lolly water, Midori something.’
- ‘If there waren't any lolly-water, the kids would just make their own anyway.’
- ‘This last weekend, while up at my sister's place I allowed them both to have one bottle of Peach Schnapps. The stuff's like lolly water.’
- ‘In theory, soft drink prices should remain unaffected and it will be interesting to see how many places put up their lolly water tariff.’
- ‘He posed on a Canberra rooftop drinking lolly water with Josh.’
- ‘This doesn't have the sweet, cloying style of pink lolly water that constituted most rosé wine fifteen years ago.’
- ‘A better informed public spells bad news for lolly water.’
- ‘They will be sucking lolly-water from a repulsive plastic bottle.’
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