flat out like a lizard drinking
- Flat out like a lizard drinking(AU) An Australian idiom meaning extremely busy, which is a word play which humorously mixes two meanings of the term flat out.
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flat out like a lizard drinking — Extremely busy, at top speed. This is word play on two different meanings of the standard English flat out . The literal sense is to lie fully stretched out (like a lizard), and the figurative sense means as fast as possible. The phrase also… … Australian idioms
Flat out like a lizard drinking — flat out, be (very) busy (originally sarcastically); do something very fast … Dictionary of Australian slang
flat out like a lizard drinking — Australian Slang flat out, be (very) busy (originally sarcastically); do something very fast … English dialects glossary
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