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Thanks, Line. Great article! Watching the Australian Open tennis tournament over the years, I picked up a few things that Aussies say. My favourites are "Don't die wondering!" and "to go (on) walkabout." The first expression is not exclusive to Australia, but seems appropriate for their culture. It means "Go for it!" The second means "to go on an unplanned trip" or "to go AWOL" or, in a tennis match, "to lose focus."