Raw prawn

Raw prawn
1. easy to deceive;
2. lie; con job

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • raw prawn — Australian Slang 1. easy to deceive; 2. lie; con job …   English dialects glossary

  • come the raw prawn — (Aust inf) To make an attempt to deceive • • • Main Entry: ↑prawn …   Useful english dictionary

  • come the raw prawn — Australian, informal to pretend that you have no knowledge of what someone is talking about. Oh, don t come the raw prawn with me, Scott, I saw you writing down her telephone number as I walked into the room! (usually + with) …   New idioms dictionary

  • prawn — The literal definition of prawn (a word which appears in the Middle English period, but whose origin is unknown) as an edible shellfish is obviously part of standard English. It is, however, the figurative use of the word to describe a fool or… …   Australian idioms

  • raw — adj. & n. adj. 1 (of food) uncooked. 2 in the natural state; not processed or manufactured (raw sewage). 3 (of alcoholic spirit) undiluted. 4 (of statistics etc.) not analysed or processed. 5 (of a person) inexperienced, untrained; new to an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • prawn — /prɔn / (say prawn) noun 1. any of various shrimp like decapod crustaceans of the genera Palaemon, Penaeus, etc. (suborder Macrura), certain of which are used as food. 2. Colloquial a weak, spiritless, insignificant person: he s a bit of a prawn …  

  • prawn — n. & v. n. any of various marine crustaceans, resembling a shrimp but usu. larger. v.intr. fish for prawns. Phrases and idioms: come the raw prawn see RAW. Etymology: ME pra(y)ne, of unkn. orig …   Useful english dictionary

  • prawn — prawner, n. /prawn/, n. 1. any of various shrimplike decapod crustaceans of the genera Palaemon, Penaeus, etc., certain of which are used as food. 2. come the raw prawn, Australian Slang. to try to impose on or deceive someone (fol. by with). v.t …   Universalium

  • prawn — n See come the raw prawn …   Contemporary slang

  • Come the raw prawn — to bullshit, to be generally disagreeable; to tell lie; to try to deceive; to act stupid …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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