the remote outback of Australia; unpopulated desert country
Instance Hypernyms: ↑outback
Part Holonyms: ↑Australian Desert, ↑Great Australian Desert

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the never-never (Brit. informal). See hire purchase.

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I. \\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ noun (-s)
Etymology: short for never-never land, probably from reduplication of never + land
a. Australia : sparsely settled country in the northern and western part of Queensland
b. : a remote or sparsely settled region : a barren or frontier area
c. : an ideal or imaginary place or region

that never-never land of true romance and pure love — Rollene W. Saal

2. : an illusory existence
3. [reduplication of never] Britain : a system of installment purchase
II. adjective
Etymology: never-never land
: characterized by an imaginary, idealistic, or fantastic quality

the never-never rhetoric … which had to do with perfect justice and perfect harmony — Jane Kramer

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/nev"euhr nev"euhr/, n.
2. Brit. Slang. See hire-purchase system.
3. not real or true; imaginary or ideal; illusory: the never-never world of the cinema.

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nevˈer-nevˈer noun
1. The hire-purchase system (informal)
2. (sometimes with cap) a remote, thinly peopled or desolate area (also never (or never-never) land or country; sometimes with caps)
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