Larry-dooley definition

(Australia, slang) Pain, gyp.
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(Australia, slang) A beating, a hiding, a ticking-off; aggro.
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(Australia, slang, colloquial, sports or other competitive activity) Extra effort; extra impetus; enthusiastic aggression.

As they came down the home straight, the jockey gave his horse Larry Dooley.

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Origin of larry-dooley

  • After Larry Dooley, an otherwise forgotten early boxer, or possibly the better remembered Larry Foley. Popularised by cricket commentator Richie Benaud when describing aggressive batsmen.

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