bludger


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bludger

(ˈblʌdʒə)
n
1. a person who scrounges
2. a person who avoids work
3. a person in authority regarded as ineffectual by those working under him
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Firstly, the opposition's "beaters" will be throwing slightly deflated dodgeballs called Bludgers at them, and if a player is hit by a bludger then they are "beat out" and have to dismount their broom and return to their hoops before they can continue playing.
BENEFITS bludger, wife-beater, divorcee or millionaire exec, if Noah's asked to serve you, Noah serves you.
Mr Faulkner accused the media company for promoting myths of Kiwi dole bludger and the idea of New Zealand being used by migrants as a "backdoor" to Australia.
The hope is that Mason will return in a couple of weeks, though even if he is not back to face the Titans, the British & Irish Cup double header with Gala might be conveniently timed for Moseley's most powerful bludger to come back refreshed and revitalised for the festive appointments with Nottingham and Jersey.
When playing, standing still is not an option as doing so will certainly catch the eye of a beater and a bludger will be heading your way," Vale said.
One day he came into the so called hospital, and gave me a serve, casting reflections on my ancestry, and calling me a "Catholic Bludger etc.
Pipes buckled because the ground around them had moved," said one bludger.
In "The Ex," Kate Bristow does a humorous job of using modern Australian vernacular to convey both the womanising bludger qualities of an ex-husband with her own sense of exile from the man with whom she was once tied:
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If hit by a Bludger, players must drop any ball they are holding and run around their team's goal hoops - to simulate the amount of time it takes to fall off a broom.
While Philip Mendes has correctly identified the dole bludger as existing alongside the neo-liberal push that occurred in the early-to-mid 1970s, further work needs to be done to provide a detailed analysis of the relationship between the two phenomena.