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Shoot through like a Bondi Tram

Wiktionary defines this as 'to leave in haste', and whilst I can't fault their definition, it seems very dry and uninspiring, so let's see if I can come up with something a little more interesting.

Firstly, I'd liken the usage more to 'get the hell out of there'. Haste doesn't really do justice to the urgency implied. Incidentally, 'hell' doesn't qualify as an obscenity in Australia. It constantly surprises me when Americans bleep it out.

Bondi, as you may or may not know, is a rather upper-class suburb of Sydney. It's most famous, of course, for its beach, (Bondi beach, naturally). For anyone who's interested in a bit of history, there's a bit of background on Bondi trams here.

Apparently, the Bondi tram picked up a lot of speed in its journey, hence its immortalisation in this idiom.

This phrase is in relatively common use currently.

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