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(as) game as Ned Kelly

Very courageous. Ned Kelly was a notorious 19th-century Australian outlaw. Primarily heard in Australia. You have to be as game as Ned Kelly to go into a dangerous place like that! You need to be game as a Ned Kelly to have success in this field. Billionaires don't want timid PR people. Tyler must be as game as Ned Kelly, asking the boss to explain his decision in front of everyone like that.
See also: game, Kelly, Ned
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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
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The phrase 'game as Ned Kelly' is praise indeed, as even his media critics at the time were impressed by his courage.
`As game as Ned Kelly' is one of our most widely used expressions.