English New Zealand

she'll be right

Idiom USED Frequently BY New Zealanders and (less common) Australians

Colloquial expression meaning it will work out or it will be fine.

"Mate, I don't think you have enough petrol to get there." "No worries, she'll be right."

English Australia; New Zealand


Word USED Frequently BY most people

Short form of the word "afternoon."

"Do you want to go to the pool this arvo?"


English New Zealand

the wop wops

Expression USED On Occasion BY Most People

Expression referring to rural areas or the countryside, way out in the middle of nowhere, or 'the boonies'. Just refers to a place away from major towns and cities.

"Their family live way out in the wop wops."


English New Zealand


Name USED Frequently BY University of Otago students

It's used mostly by uni students to describe a particular type or stereotype of students. Typically a partier who likes to drink, probably vape, etc, doesn't lead a particularly healthy lifestyle and is here more for parties than actual uni. Usually laid back, a little messy, enjoys drinking, sociable, and into the student culture.

"He's a typical breatha. Lives for pint night, sesh's and the boys."


English New Zealand


Expression USED Frequently BY Mostly the youth and middle aged

(interj.) • A word used to express gratitude, excitement, or agreeance.

"That was choice as, bro!" "Chur."

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English New Zealand

She's bucketing down out there

Expression USED Frequently BY Kiwis

When it's raining hard

Bro, take a jacket with you. She's bucketing down out there.