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tin-bum Bob

nickname for Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke - so named for his Cornish tin miner ancestors and to match an old enemy's nickname, see "pig-iron Bob" - tin-bum used to refer to someone who was tight with their money

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Country Code:AU
Submitted January 20th, 2004 by: rozmar

Comments

Tim Bum doesn't mean you're tight with money, it means you have Unbelievable Luck and things always seem to work out all right for you. Comment by: Arangi   
Hence the term Tinny, when referring to someone as described above. Comment by: Arangi   

 
 

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