up the booay

up the booay (informal)
Utterly lost or mistaken
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Main Entry:booay

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  • the booay — NZ remote rural districts. → booay …   English new terms dictionary

  • up the booay — informal completely wrong or astray. → booay …   English new terms dictionary

  • booay — [ bu:ʌɪ] (also booai) noun (the booay) NZ remote rural districts. Phrases up the booay informal completely wrong or astray. Origin perh. from the place name Puhoi in North Auckland, New Zealand …   English new terms dictionary

  • booay — /ˈbueɪ / (say boohay) Colloquial –noun 1. a remote country district. –phrase 2. up the booay, a. in the backblocks. b. in difficulties; in a predicament. c. completely wrong. Also, boo ai, boohai. {from Puhoi …   Australian English dictionary

  • the sticks — (informal) THE COUNTRY, the countryside, rural areas, the provinces; the backwoods, the back of beyond, the wilds, the hinterland, a backwater; N. Amer. the backcountry, the backland; Austral./NZ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wilds — n outback, remote areas, wasteland, wilderness, desert COLLOQ. the back of beyond, the sticks, the middle of nowhere; N Am the boondocks, the boonies * * * ▶ plural noun REMOTE AREAS, wilderness; backwoods; N. Amer. backcountry, backland; Austral …   Useful english dictionary

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