One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The situation is bad or unpleasant.‘the focus group has suddenly told them that things are crook in Tallarook’
- ‘Things were crook in Tallarook after the Hawkesbury River ran a banker and washed away houses, stock and crops which left the colony to face a savage diet reduction and starvation.’
- ‘The reality is more and more Australians are being driven to their wits end by this government's malfeasance. Things are crook in Tallarook.’
- ‘As every partial indicator has already shown, things are crook in Tallarook.’
- ‘Something is crook in Tallarook; the club was engulfed by a drug scandal this week.’
- ‘It's only if things are crook in Tallarook that we raise our hand in peaceful protest.’
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