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Buckley's

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Buckley's (uncountable)

  1. (Australia, informal) Alternative form of Buckley's chance
    • 1915, C. J. Dennis, The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke, Gutenberg eBook #4730,
      It wer′n′t no guyver neither; fer I knoo / That any other bloke ′ad Buckley′s ′oo / Tried fer to pick ′er up.
    • 1956, Brent of Bin Bin (Miles Franklin), Gentleman at Gyang Gyang, Gutenberg Australia eBook #0900141,
      “Wot with the basic wage an′ the high price of livin′, might cost too much,” said Beardy, grinning. “An′ all you young sparks has got such a turr′ble drooth on yez for the pooty faces and pink cheeks of girls that I'd have Buckley′s of gettin′ in the runnin′.”