happy little vegemite

happy little vegemite
An Australian, especially a young one. The phrase comes from a 1950s advertising jingle for the yeast-based spread Vegemite. The jingle began: 'We're happy little vegemites, as bright as bright can be we, We all enjoy our vegemite for breakfast, lunch, and tea'. The phrase is often used ironically: Come on, you happy little vegemites, get to work!

Australian idioms. 2014.

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