One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a river) flood to the top of, or over, its banks.‘the creek is running a banker’
- ‘Things were crook in Tallarook and everywhere else after the Hawkesbury River ran a banker and washed away houses, stock and crops which left the colony to face a savage diet reduction starvation.’
- ‘The Wirreanda, and other creeks, were running a banker after more than seven centimetres of rain.’
- ‘I was also reminded that after Tony's last big birthday affair, the skies opened up and the normally dry dusty Todd ran a banker for a couple of days.’
- ‘They were back just in time to be saved from the deluge which came down on 6 March causing the creeks to be flooded and the Cooper to run a banker.’
- ‘You're not likely to get lost around these extra-wide streets with gutters deep enough to have a bath in when they're "running a banker".’
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