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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.
See also: fair

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.
See also: fair
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Dinkum Diamond''s stayingon third behind Deacon Blues last time suggested a switch back up in distance might be just what he needed as he was never nearer than at the finish.
Dinkum Diamond's staying on third behind Deacon Blues last time suggested a switch back up in distance might be just what he needed as he was never nearer than at the finish.
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Dinkum Diamond relishes a strong pace and he got it that day but will find the runner-up a tough nut to crack at the revised weights.
Dinkum Diamond's staying-on third behind Deacon Blues last time suggested a switch back up in distance might be just what he needed as he was never nearer than at the finish.
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