Definitions

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  • n. installment plan
  • n. the remote outback of Australia; unpopulated desert country

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Examples

  • And yet the incentives for governments and officials to ignore strict value-for-money principles remain – most of the PFI debt still doesn't appear in the official debt or deficit figures and departments can leverage their budgets by putting spending on the never-never.

    PFI always was a Pretty Farcical Idea

  • More important, Mr. Levy explains how the company's "geek never-never land for unspeakably brainy Lost Boys and Girls" spawns many of Google's tech innovations, from interactive Google Maps to the Android phone ­software that now outsells Apple's iPhone.

    The Problem With Success

  • They spent the next three weeks in what Betty called the “never-never land” of secret OSS training schools, a series of safe houses scattered all over the Virginia area where they were taught how to make false documents, skulk around corners while following people, arrange secret meetings, and question suspects.

    A Covert Affair

  • At the end of the day when the fireworks are over they will likely share the never-never land of enhanced status as a "nonmember state" of the UN similar to the status granted the Vatican.

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: The Palestinians' UN Remains of the Day

  • And it can become a real problem if a writer falls between two stools – not becoming crossover, but rather disappearing into a never-never land of failed marketing.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Crossover novels

  • We got used to living on the `never-never` in the west.

    The optimists of Davos past now face a world whose script has gone awry | Timothy Garton Ash

  • Google offices appeared to be a geek never-never land for unspeakably brainy Lost Boys and Girls.

    In the Plex

  • The first cards disappeared into postal never-never land.

    Dish Network Reminder

  • It is this legalistic never-never land that has complicated the TNC's effort to secure more concrete support from Washington.

    The Libyan Opposition Makes Its Case

  • "This is like living in never-never land," said Joe Bobker , a real-estate developer and consultant to his two sons who are the developers on Morgan Lofts.

    Taxing Phantom Apartments

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