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up a gum tree/got a sheila up the duff/twisting his arm/get hitched
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track ith my interpretation of the four expressions in bold in the following sentence?
My mate Bruce is up a gum tree. He got a sheila up the duff and now she's twisting his arm to get hitched.
“up a gum tree” is an Australian colloquialism that usually means someone is off on the wrong track, someone is in trouble or has a serious problem.
got a sheila up the duff
sheila = slang for a girl/woman
duff up = become pregnant, make pregnant
pregnancy = the female condition of being up the duff
twisting his arm
arm-twisting = the use of personal or political pressure in an effort to persuade someone
hitch = slang. to marry
get hitched = get married as in:
Do you want to get hitched to me?
Thank you for your efforts.
Re: up a gum tree/got a sheila up the duff/twisting his arm/get hitched
My mate Bruce is up a gum tree (= he is in a difficult situ). He got a sheila (=she) up the duff (she is pregnant) and now she's twisting his arm (=forcing him) to get hitched (=married).
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