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!
as game as Ned Kellyvery 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.