: things are crook in Tallarook This is a catchphrase for any bad situation, formed from a rhyme on the place name. Its use often prompts a similar response from a listener, such as 'but things are dead at Birkenhead'. Other similar Australian rhyming phrases include 'there's nothin' doin' at Araluen', 'got the arse at Bulli Pass', 'in jail at Innisfail, 'things are weak at Julia Creek', and 'there's no lucre at Echuca'.

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