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must have killed a Chinaman

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  • v. Used as a whimsical explanation for a run of bad luck.

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The Chinese have had a presence in Australia since colonial days, and some folk superstition attached to them. Good fortune was predicted on encountering a Chinese person as one engaged in a bet, and it was supposed that killing such an individual would lead to a disastrous run of bad luck.

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