be gone walkabout

Australian Slang
be lost; can't be found

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  • gone walkabout —    been stolen    The practice of Australian aborigines. The phrase may be used of anything from minor thefts to complex frauds, where funds may have been moved through various accounts:     ... the whole of the money put in for the development… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Be gone walkabout — be lost; can t be found …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • Walkabout (disambiguation) — Walkabout can mean:*The walkabout, an Australian aboriginal ritual of manhood; also go walkabout.Arts* Walkabout (novel) , a book written by James Vance Marshall. * Walkabout (film) , a film based on the novel (also adapted for the… …   Wikipedia

  • Walkabout — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Walkabout est une expression anglophone à plusieurs significations : Définitions Walkabout est un mot pidgin australien faisant référence au rite de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • walkabout — noun (C) 1 BrE informal an occasion when an important person walks through a crowd, talking informally to people: go on a walkabout: The Prince went on a walkabout near the war memorial. 2 go walkabout BrE spoken humorous to disappear: My watch… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • walkabout — walk|a|bout [ˈwo:kəbaut US ˈwo:k ] n BrE 1.) informal an occasion when an important person walks through a crowd, talking informally to people ▪ The press conference was followed by a walkabout and a factory visit. 2.) go walkabout spoken to get… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Walkabout (film) — Infobox Film name = Walkabout caption = Film poster of Walkabout director = Nicolas Roeg producer = Si Litvinoff writer = Edward Bond James Vance Marshall (novel) narrator = starring = Jenny Agutter Luc Roeg David Gulpilil music = John Barry… …   Wikipedia

  • go walkabout — informal phrase to become lost, or to disappear My glasses have gone walkabout again. Thesaurus: to disappear, or to stop existing or happeningsynonym Main entry: walkabout …   Useful english dictionary

  • go walkabout — informal to become lost, or to disappear My glasses have gone walkabout again …   English dictionary

  • walk·about — /ˈwɑːkəˌbaʊt/ noun, pl abouts [count] 1 : an occasion in which an Australian Aborigine goes on a long walking journey on land that is far from towns and cities 2 Brit : an occasion in which a well known person walks through a public place to meet …   Useful english dictionary

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