Australian's have some amazingly blunt expressions. Mostly, their meaning is unambiguously clear but every now and then you hear a phase that could mean anything. One of my favourites is "died in the arse". As in "Some English bloke had a go at Everest but that died in the arse" or "the Waratahs were looking good, but they'll die in the arse come semi-finals" or even "Schapelle Corby's defence died in the arse". Put simply, something/one dies in the arse when the fail spectacularly and/or unsurprisingly.
Another I heard the other night is "rat-f**k". Some context will help: "Factions rat-f**ked Mark Latham", or "E tu Brutus, you rat-f**k" and "Fredo, you're my older brother, and I love you, but don't ever [rat-f**k] the family again". To rat-f**k, is to betray and deceive.
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