beyond the black stump

Beyond the black stump
(AU) An Australian idiom idicating that even if you go as far as you can, the black stump is still a little further.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • beyond the black stump — phrase a long way from towns, shops etc Thesaurus: areas and places outside of towns and citieshyponym Main entry: black stump …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beyond the Black Stump — infobox Book | name = Beyond the Black Stump title orig = translator = image caption = author = Nevil Shute illustrator = cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Thriller novel publisher = William Heinemann Ltd …   Wikipedia

  • beyond the black stump — adverb extremely remote, outside the populated area, in the middle of nowhere. Typically used in Australia to refer to Outback areas. ,2004: “Just dont go gettin serious,” Frank warned. “We dont want any trouble. Were gonna be beyond the black… …   Wiktionary

  • beyond the black stump — adj Australian See black stump …   Contemporary slang

  • beyond the Black Stump — a long way away, the back of nowhere …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • beyond the black stump — Australian Slang a long way away, the back of nowhere …   English dialects glossary

  • beyond the black stump — a long way from towns, shops etc …   English dictionary

  • Beyond the Black Stump (comic strip) — This article refers to the comic strip. For the novel, see Beyond the Black Stump Beyond the Black Stump is an Australian comic strip written by Sean Leahy. It won the Best Comic Strip at the 2003 National Coffs Harbour Cartoon Awards and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Past the black stump — the same as back of beyond …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • past the black stump — Australian Slang the same as back of beyond …   English dialects glossary

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