she'll be apples

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From rhyming slang - apples and spice = nice; compare she's apples.



she'll be apples

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, colloquial) Everything will be all right.
    • 1983, Neil Appleford, The Dish Licker, page 62,
      “She′ll be right,” Bob exuded a confidence much out of touch with the reality of the situation, “She′ll be apples.”
    • 1989, Kerry Greenwood, Cocaine Blues, in Introducing the Honourable Phryne Fisher, Omnibus edition, page 31,
      The thought made him smile and he patted Cec on the shoulder.
      She′ll be apples,’ he encouraged, and Cec took up his cup.
    • 1997, David Ireland, The Chosen, page 318,
      ‘Will it hurt?’ Duke was a small republic of concern to Dot.
      ‘No way. Piece of cake. She′ll be apples.’

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