Cup of tea, a Bex, and a good lie down

stock formula used to describe a once popular method of relaxation

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • A Cup Of Tea, A Bex and A Good Lie Down — was a comedy revue that opened at Sydney s Philip St Theatre in 1965. It was the longest running show at the Philip St Theatre in 1966. The cast included John Ewart, Gloria Dawn, Ruth Cracknell, and Reg Livermore.Bex powders were an Australian… …   Wikipedia

  • lie-down — /laɪ ˈdaʊn/ (say luy down) noun a rest taken while lying down: *This nation was built on a cup of tea, a Bex, and a good lie down. –phillip adams, 1977. Also, (in non standard use), lay down …   Australian English dictionary

  • Have a bex — to settle your self down from some sort of stress (figuratively not taking a bex which is a drug); usually a cup of tea, a cry and a good lie down …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • have a bex — Australian Slang to settle your self down from some sort of stress (figuratively not taking a bex which is a drug); usually a cup of tea, a cry and a good lie down …   English dialects glossary

  • crook — Bad, unpleasant or unsatisfactory: Things were crook on the land in the seventies. Crook means bad in a general sense, and also in more specific senses too: unwell or injured (a crook knee), and dishonest or illegal (he was accused of crook… …   Australian idioms

  • 1965 in Australia — Infobox Australian year monarch = Elizabeth II governor general = Viscount De L Isle, then Richard Casey pm =Robert Menzies population = 11,387,665 australian = elections =WA, SA, NSW See also: 1964 in Australia, other events of 1965, 1966 in… …   Wikipedia

  • Reg Livermore — Infobox actor name = Reg Livermore imagesize = caption = birthname = birthdate = Birth date and age|1938|12|11|mf=y birthplace = deathdate = deathplace = othername = occupation = yearsactive = spouse = domesticpartner = website = Reginald Dawson… …   Wikipedia


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