Definitions

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

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Examples

  • 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

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

    Dish Network Reminder

  • 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

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

    In the Plex

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    In the Plex

  • 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

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