(Aus./N.Z.) an extremely lucky person.
|Aus. Lang. (1945) 117: And a tin-back is a party / Who’s remarkable for luck.‘Great Aus. Slanguage’ in Baker|
|Shiralee 142: Tin-bum, they call me. I get on to opal [...] wherever I sink a shaft.|
|Pagan Game (1969) 158: He’s been a bit of a tin-bum [...] Not like me. I’m always shit out of luck.|
|GAW4].Shearers 79: Good on yer, Joe. You alays were a tin-arse [|
|Outside In I i: Tin arse!|
|Dict. of Kiwi Sl. 113/1: tin arse lucky person; also tinbum.|
|Age (Melbourne) 10 June [Internet] Trainer Colin Alderson said after De Gaulle Lane’s win: ‘Andrew is just a tin arse when it comes to picking these horses.’.|