Send 'er down Hughie

Send 'er down Hughie
entreaty to God to make it rain

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • Send 'er down, Hughie! — sometimes Send her down, Hughie! or Send it down, Hughie! , is an idiomatic Australian phrase uttered in response to the onset of rain. It was in very common usage in the early 20th century, but is less common now. Interpreted literally, the phr …   Wikipedia

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