bag of fruit (plural bags of fruit)
- (Australia, rhyming slang) A suit. [From 1924.]
- 1995, Overland, Issues 138-141, page 46,
- Very few of the males wore the bag of fruit. ‘Suits’ were becoming the contemptuous synechdoche now used in reference to members of the executive/managerial elite.
2003, Brian Castro, Shanghai Dancing, page 377:
- One had spent much time in Queensland. Ah! he said, fingering my jacket. Australian bag of fruit.
2009, Rex Ellis, Go with the Flow, page 43:
- A few nights later Patti dug out my ‘bag of fruit’, but there was no way I was going to wear that.
- 2011, Christopher Kremmer, The Chase, unnumbered page,
- The bloke's suit looked made-to-order for someone else's body, not so much a bag of fruit as a crate of it, and his hat band was twice the normal width, more like a bandana.
- ^ 2007, Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, page 28.