straight to the poolroom

straight to the poolroom
Highly prized, regarded as something so special that it cannot be used, but must go on display. 'Darl, this Chinese vase you've painted is beautiful-it's going straight to the poolroom'. The expression was a favourite one of Darryl Kerrigan (Michael Caton) in the 1997 Australian movie The Castle.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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