One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounAustralian, NZ
Remote and inaccessible parts of a country.‘the construction of that road through some very difficult tiger country is now under way’
- ‘'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.'’
- ‘That's a really remote location — it's tiger country out there.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Oh, it's tiger country, mate, down the bottom o' Killaarney. Right on the edge o' the Wilderness.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The neighbourhood was "tiger country" - an area that the UN force had hitherto avoided and consequently had no experience of.’
- ‘He spins one yarn after another: bushwalks through Tasmanian tiger country, swimming through riparian caves.’
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