as game as Ned Kelly

(as) game as Ned Kelly

Very courageous. The phrase refers to infamous 19th-century outlaw Ned Kelly. Primarily heard in Australia. You have to be as game as Ned Kelly to go into a dangerous place like that!
See also: game, Kelly, Ned

as game as Ned Kelly

very brave. Australian
Ned Kelly ( 1855–80 ) was a famous Australian outlaw, the leader of a band of horse and cattle thieves and bank raiders operating in Victoria; he was eventually hanged at Melbourne.
See also: game, Kelly, Ned