government stroke (uncountable)
- (Australia, slang) The deliberately slow pace of work supposed to be typical of government workers.
- 1991 December 2, Donald Bowman, debate before the New South Wales Legislative Assembly:
- Why not just leave things as they are and say, "We are going to run this government organisation efficiently; we are going to make sure that the government stroke has disappeared, that the managers are on the ball and that the customers get good service".
- (Australia, slang, obsolete or historical) The amount work that a convict was required to complete each day.
Last modified on 10 November 2012, at 14:27
- ^ Australian Broadcasting Commission Radio National Lingua Franca program, 24 August 2002 .
- ^ 1996, Robert Hughes, The Fatal Shore ISBN 1-86046-150-6.