Get a guernsey

1. be selected for a job or a team;
2. succeed, win approval

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • get a guernsey — (Aust) 1. To be selected for a team 2. To win approval • • • Main Entry: ↑guernsey * * * get a guernsey/be given a guernsey/australian phrase to be praised for something that you have done Thesaurus: praise and admir …   Useful english dictionary

  • get a guernsey — Australian Slang 1. be selected for a job or a team; 2. succeed, win approval …   English dialects glossary

  • guernsey — is the second largest of the Channel Islands. The name is used attributively to designate things found in or associated with Guernsey. Thus the term Guernsey cow for an animal of a breed of usually brown and white dairy cattle that originated in… …   Australian idioms

  • Guernsey (clothing) — A guernsey or gansey is a seaman s knitted woolen sweater, similar to a jersey, which originated from the Channel Island of the same name.OriginsThe guernsey is the mainstay of Guernsey s knitting industry which can be dated back to the late… …   Wikipedia

  • guernsey — UK [ˈɡɜː(r)nzɪ] / US [ˈɡɜrnzɪ] noun [countable] Word forms guernsey : singular guernsey plural guernseys 1) a brown and white cow that produces milk 2) a thick dark blue woollen sweater like those that sailors used to wear • get a guernsey/be… …   English dictionary

  • Guernsey — n. (pl. eys) 1 a an animal of a breed of dairy cattle from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. b this breed. 2 (guernsey) a a thick (usu. blue) woollen sweater of a distinctive pattern. b Austral. a football shirt. Phrases and idioms: get a guernsey …   Useful english dictionary

  • guernsey — guern|sey [ gɜrnzi ] noun count 1. ) a brown and white cow that produces milk 2. ) a thick dark blue WOOLEN SWEATER like those that sailors used to wear get a guernsey/be given a guernsey AUSTRALIAN to be praised for something you have done …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • guernsey — /ˈgɜnzi/ (say gernzee) noun (plural guernseys) 1. (upper case) one of a breed of dairy cattle. 2. a close fitting vest or shirt, usually of wool, worn by fishermen, and formerly in Australia, by goldminers. 3. Sport a distinctively coloured or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Guernsey — 1) an outdated term for a blazer or jersey usually associated with an official sporting team; 2) win approval (to get a guernsey) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • guernsey — Australian Slang 1. an outdated term for a blazer or jersey usually associated with an official sporting team; 2. win approval (to get a guernsey) …   English dialects glossary

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