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Uluru : Aboriginal name for Ayer's Rock
Uni : An abreviated word for university
Unit : a small flat, apartment
Up country : A reference to the Australian outback
Up a gum tree : in trouble or confused
Up shit creek without a paddle : in deep trouble
Up the donga - donger : out in the country
Up the duff : pregnant
Up the pole : confused; incorrect
Up the putty : valueless, useless, worthless
Up-him! : A strong exclamation to fight or retaliate
Up-ya! : A vulgar brush-off relating to a conflict of views or opinion
Unreal : Fantastic or wonderful. Eg. "The job I got is bloody unreal!"
Up there Cazaly! : a loud cry of encouragement (Named after a high flying Australian Rules football champion)
Up oneself : have a high opinion of oneself - "he's really up himself"
Up somebody, get : to rebuke somebody - "the boss got up me for being really late"
Useful as an ashtray on a motorbike : unhelpful or incompetent person or thing
Useful as tits on a bull : completely useless
Useless as a two bob watch : Something or someone that is unquestionably worthless
Ute : utility vehicle, pickup truck