- not real or true; imaginary or ideal; illusory: the never-never world of the cinema.
Origin of never-never
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for never-never
And this never-never tepid retread of a Bush-era policy is, incredibly, the only actual policy on offer.The Flapdoodle Campaign
October 23, 2012
Let me be just her stand-by, her perching-place; never-never her cage!'The Forsyte Saga, Complete
"There's time enough for everything in the Never-Never," he said.
Sadly enough, there are too many who Never-Never do leave it.
We'll teach you all the songs of the Never-Never in time; listen!
Go, go away, back to the never-never land, stay there and be safe.The Brain
- the hire-purchase system of buying
- Australian remote desert country, as that of W Queensland and central Australia
- imaginary; idyllic (esp in the phrase never-never land)
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