Black Stump

Black Stump

noun Australian.
an imaginary spot marking the supposed limits of civilization: beyond the Black Stump.

Origin:
1925–30

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black stump
 
n
1.  (Austral) the black stump an imaginary marker of the extent of civilization (esp in the phrase beyond the black stump)
2.  (NZ) a long way off

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