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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.
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the very dinkum

Something that is exemplary or perfect. Wow, your hairdo is the very dinkum—you look gorgeous!
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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.
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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.
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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: dinkum, 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.
The fundamental difference with the latest creation is that it enters Dinkum into the hot chocolate market and is mixed using hot water as opposed to the ice cold semi-skimmed milk used to prepare the former.
In Dinkum Diggers, Dale James Blair compares these first-hand accounts by front-line infantrymen with unit diaries, operational records, service and repatriation records, as well as with interviews with family members and statistical analysis, to present a well-rounded picture of the complexities of the 1st Battalion's experience.
"This action demonstrates to the world that the US is not fair dinkum about fair trade," said Australia's Agriculture Minister Mr Mark Vaile.
Candy's other runner, Dinkum Diamond, is a dual Listed winner but is the joint lowestrated runner in the field.
But even my hard heart was melted by the adorable sight of a tiny Joey being bottle fed by her 'mum' - 6ft 7in Aussie, Brolga Barnes (a fair dinkum bloke), the star of new series, Kangaroo Dundee (Friday, BBC2, 9pm).
WITH the forecast predicting a dry weekend, conditions should be spot on for Dinkum Diamond to improve on last year's third in the Betfred Beverley Bullet Sprint.
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.
That is 'fair dinkum', according to stand-in Australia captain Michael Clarke.
DINKUM DIAMOND (Henry Candy) BEATEN less than four lengths by Sole Power in last week's Nunthorpe Stakes, a drop back in grade could see a winning return.
Jason Turner sent in this picture of his mum Barbara from Cardiff in New Zealand, holding the Echo next to a statue known as Barry Menzies, the "dinkum Kiwi bloke".
"It's a fair dinkum trial to see if these things can hold up, which could be good news if they can," he said.
Seven of Magoffin's 28 books were about the song, starting with Fair Dinkum Matilda in 1973.