fair suck of the sauce bottle
- (Australia, colloquial, informal) Used to protest against unreasonableness, such as somebody taking more than their share.
1983, Alistair Skelton, Bill′s Break, page 198:
- I tried to calm him down. “Fair suck of the sauce bottle,” I said. "Take it easy, mate. I was just admiring your cobber. Don′t often see a man like him around.”
- 1985, Australian Short Stories, Issue 15, page 10,
- ‘Garn with ya. Fair suck of the sauce bottle’, countered Sid. ‘Look all ya gotta do is knock a little bit of the tube out and it won′t wink anymore. Get a yonnie and give it a little tap.’
- 1993, Jill Bowen, Kidman: The Forgotten King, 2010, unnumbered page,
- Some idiots even blamed him for the drought—and the depression—because he owned so much country. Fair suck of the sauce bottle, I tell you.