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give (one) Bondi

To strike or attack one violently. Primarily heard in Australia. Those guys are dangerous and will probably give you Bondi if you mess with them.
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shoot through like a Bondi tram

To hastily depart, abscond, or flee; to pass quickly through or by a place. An allusion to the tram lines that ran in and out of Bondi, New South Wales, until 1960. Primarily heard in US. After Joey found out I was pregnant, he shot through like a Bondi tram back to Perth. All of a sudden, a string of cars started shooting through town like Bondi trams, followed shortly thereafter by a couple of police cars.
See also: Bondi, like, shoot, through
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give someone Bondi

attack someone savagely. Australian informal
A bondi (also spelled boondie , bundi , or bundy ) is a heavy Aboriginal club.
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