How's this great Aussie slang insult: Ya bloody pie-eater
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A pie-eater is a person of little or no importance. The phrase, which has been around since the 1940s, metaphorically refers to a person whose narrow view of the world is given away by the fact that they eat nothing but meat pies.
The Macquarie Dictionary also refers to a pie-eater as a 'small-time crook' or an 'insignificant, second rate person.'
Something to think about when you are digging into your next meat pie at the footy.
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