Definition of tiger country in English:

tiger country


mass nounNZ, Australian
  • Remote and inaccessible parts of a country.

    ‘the construction of that road through some very difficult tiger country is now under way’
    • ‘Forest owners and farmers now have access to detailed information about carrying out earthworks on steep hills that are often prone to erosion - the tiger country where New Zealand's plantation forests are increasingly grown.’
    • ‘Does the Minister know that the country to which I refer is absolutely hostile to aircraft, and is known to pilots as "tiger country"?’
    • ‘A return cable simply said 'Go'. He was off into tiger country.’
    • ‘That's a really remote location — it's tiger country out there.’
    • ‘'Someone had a sense of humour,' said one of the road crew: 'Putting the test site down there, in that sector, so remote—it's tiger country.'’
    • ‘Oh, it's tiger country, mate, down the bottom o' Killaarney. Right on the edge o' the Wilderness.’
    • ‘He spins one yarn after another: bushwalks through Tasmanian tiger country, swimming through riparian caves.’
    • ‘The neighbourhood was "tiger country" - an area that the UN force had hitherto avoided and consequently had no experience of.’