on the wallaby

on the wallaby
австрал.; разг.
(on the wallaby (track))
скитающийся, бродяжничающий (обыкн. употр. с гл. to be)

There was some joke about Jack being married and settled and steadied down, and me, his old mate, still on the wallaby... (H. Lawson, ‘The Romance of the Swag’, ‘His Brother's Keeper’) — Над Джеком и мной подшучивали: он женился, осел, стал человеком степенным, солидным, а я, его старый товарищ, все еще бродяжничаю.

We knocked around Sydney for ten days and conceived the bright idea of walking to Melbourne, a distance of several hundred miles. Putting our "swags" (bundles) upon our backs, we started off "on the wallaby" (on the tramp). (W. Foster, ‘Pages from a Worker's Life’, ch. II) — Мы околачивались в Сиднее десять дней, как вдруг нам в голову пришла блестящая идея: идти пешком в Мельбурн, от которого нас отделяли несколько сот миль. Взвалив котомки с пожитками на спину, мы пустились в путь.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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  • Freedom on the Wallaby — Henry Lawson s well known poem, was written as a comment on the 1891 Australian shearers strike and published by William Lane in the Worker in Brisbane, May 16, 1891. The last two stanzas of the poem were read out by Frederick Brentnall MP on Ju …   Wikipedia

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  • On the wallaby track — on the way from place to place (in search of work) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • on the wallaby track — Australian Slang on the way from place to place (in search of work) …   English dialects glossary


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