Definition of never-never in English:

never-never

noun

the never-never
British
informal
  • Hire purchase:

    ‘buying a telly on the never-never’
    • ‘First of all, he said, I am not going to take into account this money you say is on the never-never which is going to accrue.’
    • ‘As it stands at the moment, something like $22 million worth of outstanding fines is out there on the never-never.’
    • ‘They instructed hire-purchase companies to make the never-never more finite.’
    • ‘In fact, as a result of the last few months' boom in trade, the son went out and bought himself a new car on the never-never and the missus had done the same and ordered a new kitchen.’
    • ‘Perhaps we are too fond, in the current era, of living for the day, of buying on tick and the never-never.’
    instalments, instalment plan, instalment system, instalment-payment plan, credit, finance, deferred payment, easy terms
    hire purchase, hp
    instalment buying
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Definition of Never-Never in English:

Never-Never

proper noun

  • 1Australian The unpopulated desert country of the interior of Australia; the remote outback.

  • 2Never-Never Land or 'Country'A region of Northern Territory, Australia, south-east of Darwin; chief town, Katherine.

Origin

Mid 19th century: so named from the notion that one might never return from such remote country.