TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UP TO PUTTY»
The term «up to putty» is used very little and occupies the 162.726
position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UP TO PUTTY»
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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
Perhaps ex up to putty, but cf. dial. putty-brain, a blockhead, a mental defective (
EDD). Perhaps ex putty cove. putty and plaster on the Solomon knob, the. Be
silentl; the Master's coming: a Freemasons' c.p. intimation: from ca. 1870.
Rosalind Fergusson putt 431 Pyrrhic. to put upon 1. WM > te (RA) ffifi: (I am in
Marcia 's hands. not prepared to be put upon. Sc hT^$?.s8 Ateffit □ ) 2. hum up to
putty m ; immmm ; tit to put up to 1. gtffi (3fiA) ftfcSE* (Who p«l 69 (It's up to putty] ...
The Lingo Dictionary: Of Favourite Australian Words and Phrases
5. Conceited as in up yourself. up and under Rhyming slang for chunder. up a
gumtree Someone who is in a hopeless position or in strife. upper A stimulant
drug. upter No good or broken down. Short for up to putty or up to shit. up the
creek In ...
The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
1984 putty noun >• up to putty no gOOd AUSTRALIA, 1976 • I had a beaut result
with a lady who couldn't read her kitchen scales so her cooking was 'up to putty'
she brought her scales in and we worked On them — www ans.com an. 2003 put
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006
Understanding: Including "Anzac, the Play : a Saga ...
We 've been here now just about a month but we haven 't done anything exciting
yet such as bayonet charges killing Turks by the dozens etc. but I hope the time
won 't be too long as this trench warfare is up to putty. TJiere is always a chance ...
Wordbook of Australian Idiom: Aussie Slang
... standard' 'This flamin' game is a dud match' flaming A weather comment (can
be too dry, wet, hot, windy,) etc 'This flamin' weather is up to putty (no good)'
flaming Nuisance— 'He's just a flaming pest' flaming Very ill, sick— 'I'm flamin'
Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang
[From the Austral. phr. up to putty in a mess.] uptight adjective orig US 1a
Nervously tense or angry. 1934–. C. YOUNG He looked worried. Really worried.
As the kids say, he was up-tight (1969). b Rigidly conventional. 1969–. E. M.
John Ayto, John Simpson, 2010
Australian words and their origins
Dad answered: That's Putt's pine.' putty. [Perh. fig. use of putty a powder, in
contradistinction to snuff in the phr. up tosnttff'up to scratch' (see OED(S snuff, sb}
S a.).) In the phr. up to putty, worthless; ineffectual; 'in a mess'. 1916 'Men Or
W.H. Downing's Digger dialects
1 UPJUMP — Upstart; interloper. [This is the earliest recorded occurrence. See
AND.] Bloody rotten up-jump never-come-down hooin' rotten mongrel bloody
stinkin' flamin' mongrel bloody bastard. O'Grady 1968 p. 89 UP TO PUTTY — Bad
Walter Hubert Downing, Jay Mary Arthur, William Stanley Ramson, 1990
Diggerspeak: The Language of Australia at War
B. Denner (3RAR A Company) My Tour of Duty Chapter 1 <http://www.mannet.
com.au/gmm> [accessed 3 November 2004]. putty (especially in the phrase up to
putty) worthless; ineffectual; in a mess. Q. Green, in his CasselTs Dictionary of ...