10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RAFFERTY RULES»
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Wordbook of Australian Idiom - Aussie Slang: No Worries! ...
rafferty's rules An event orcontest run with out any rules (none whatsoever) the
rules are formed as events unfold (1) 'Means that thereare no rulesatallina
contestorin business ' (2) 'Whentheplan is tohave no plan at all' (3) 'It's rafferty's
Kangaroo's Comments and Wallaby's Words: The Aussie Word Book
An independent man might live by Rafferty's rules, meaning no rules at all —
another blurry etymology here. Like Buckley, Rafferty may have begun as a slight
aimed at Irish immigrants or convicts, since both are Irish surnames adopted as ...
Rafferty's rules Under the Kennett government's Rafferty's rules system of
planning, it is not easy to answer these questions. Ministerial discretion and a
desperate desire to ensure toxic waste goes to Labor seats seem to be the
The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
73, 2000 Rafferty's rules; Rafferty rules noun an entire lack of rules altogether
AUSTRALIA, 1918 From the Irish surname Rafferty, with the implication that the
Irish were unruly. Connection with the Northumberland dialect word raffety '
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006
Wine Spectator Ultimate Guide to Buying Wine
H.S. RAFFERTY'S RULES Shiraz South Eastern Australia Angels' Share 2001 •
$19 • 86: Dark, firm and appealing for its chewy cherry and berry flavors, shaded
with peppery, cedary notes, finishing a tad hot. Drink now through 2006.
A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
No rules at all, esp. as applied to boxing—'M.Q. (and Rafferty) rules' is the
heading of a boxing section in the Sydney Bulletin of 1935—hence to a 'rough
house'; according to Rafferty rules, without rule or restraint or, in politics, honour:
Rafferty's. Rules. Noone knowswho Rafferty was but the expression 'Rafferty's
Rules' means that no rules apply– it's everyonefor himself orherself. You've.
gotBuckley's. This is short for the phrase: 'You've got two chances, Buckley'sand
The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and ...
... arubber wedge usedasashock pad thatchanges theangles at whichthe axle
assembly is mounted US,1976 rads noun the police UK, 2000 Rafferty's rules;
Rafferty rules noun an entire lack of rules altogether. From the Irishsurname
Terry Victor, Tom Dalzell, 2007
Television and Women's Culture: The Politics of the Popular
On what basis can it be said to exist in a television program? The series Rafferty's
Rules, which Channel Seven hoped would be capable of attracting women,
managed to establish itself as a viable series during 1987. In a newspaper
review of ...
Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang
They seemed to be run on the 'Rafferty rules' principle, but I heard no complaints
(1964). [Rafferty, alteration of refractory, or simply as the Irish surname; cf.
Queensberry rules.] rag noun 1 A newspaper, esp. one of poor quality. 1734–. 2
John Ayto, John Simpson, 2010