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(it's) Sydney or the bush

Either one achieves or strives for the very best possible outcome, or one shouldn't bother at all. Primarily heard in Australia. I was the last member of the team still in the tournament, so it was Sydney or the bush for my next match! OK, I'm putting everything I have on this roll of the dice—it's Sydney or the bush!
See also: bush, Sydney
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Sydney or the bush

all or nothing. Australian
See also: bush, Sydney
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