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Buckley's and none

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Perhaps from Buckley's chance. Perhaps a pun on the Melbourne department store Buckley & Nunn.[1]

NounEdit

Buckley's and none

  1. (Australia, idiomatic, informal) A supposed two chances (probabilities), being Buckley's chance (meaning a very small chance) or no chance at all.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “Buckley′s Chance”, entry in 1970, Bill Wannan, Australian Folklore, Lansdowne Press, reprint 1979, ISBN 0-7018-1309-1.