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fair dinkum

slang True. Primarily heard in Australia. I have information that proves that explanation to be fair dinkum, so you should believe it.
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fair dinkum

AUSTRALIAN, INFORMAL
If you describe someone or something as fair dinkum, you mean that they are real, fair or honest. I think that convinced people that I was fair dinkum and wouldn't cheat. If you're doing a fair dinkum inquiry, you need the best and most experienced person.
See also: fair

fair dinkum

1 genuine or true. 2 (of behaviour) acceptable. Australian & New Zealand informal
As a noun dinkum , recorded from the late 19th century, was an English dialect word meaning ‘hard work, honest toil’; it now mainly features as an adjective in various Australian and New Zealand expressions.
See also: fair

ˌfair ˈdinkum

(AustralE, New Zealand, informal)
1 used to emphasize that something is genuine or true, or to ask whether it is: It’s a fair dinkum Aussie wedding.‘Burt’s just told me he’s packing up in a month.’ ‘Fair dinkum?’
2 used to emphasize that behaviour is acceptable: They were asking a lot for the car, but fair dinkum considering how new it is.
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But his stand-in captain tain George Bailey (right), impossibly fair dinkum and cheerful in adversity, revealed Warner accepted his punishment stoically, saying: "He took it on the chin - no pun intended - and his attitude around group today was outstanding.
The fair dinkum Geordie's comments angered Taylor - he has lost all nine games since against the 15-times world champion.
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Dinkum Diamond just about sets the standard on form, but there are a number of dangers and I'm far from convinced that the easier conditions will suit Henry Candy's colt as well as some as his rivals.