The Online Slang Dictionary
(American, English, and Urban slang)

Login     Register     Forgot password     Resend confirmation

Definition of do a Bradbury

do a Bradbury

verb

  • to achieve something by accident. To win against extreme odds usually when more fancied competitors have eliminated themselves from a contest because of unforeseen circumstances. Also, to plan to run last in an event as a tactical move to capitalize on any mishaps that may occur. Origin: Steven Bradbury, a short course speed ice skater representing Australia at the 2002 winter Olympics won Gold after all 6 of the more fancied competitors in front of him fell on the final corner. Bradbury in last place, skated 10 metres past the fallen skaters to win gold. Bradbury believed that he would not be able to win so remained in last place and waited for a mishap to occur, which it did, allowing him to win Australia's first ever winter Olympic gold medal. Australian slang.
    He was coming last when the others in the race fell, he kept going and won.
    He's been training for this for five years but didn't expect to win, then he did a Bradbury across the finish line.

    Last edited on Oct 29 2015. Submitted by S. McGrath from Australia on Mar 06 2002.

  • To achieve something seemingly by accident. To win against extreme odds usually when competitors have eliminated themselves from a contest. Also, to plan to run last in an event as a tactical move to capitalize on any mishaps that may occur. Origin: Steven Bradbury, a short course speed ice skater representing Australia at the 2002 winter Olympics won Gold after 4 of the more fancied competitors in front of him fell on the final corner. Bradbury in last place, skated past the fallen skaters to win gold. Bradbury believed that he would not be able to win so remained tactically in last place and waited for a mishap to occur, which it did, allowing him to win Australia's first ever winter Olympic gold medal. Australian slang.
    He's been training for this for five years but didn't expect to win, then he did a Bradbury across the finish line.

    Last edited on Oct 29 2015. Submitted by Anonymous on Oct 29 2015.

+Add a definition for this slang term

More info:

Interactive stats:

Related words

Slang terms with the same meaning

None found.

Slang terms with the same root words

Other terms relating to 'a':

Definitions include: amphetamine.
Definitions include: the best.
Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: sexual activity.
Definitions include: In the West/Central Canadian accent, "about" is pronounced somewhere between "aboot" and "a boat".
Definitions include: a little crazy
Definitions include: an unspecified small number.
Definitions include: to play around.
Definitions include: very common.
Definitions include: a mythical creature who is extremely happy or fortunate.
Definitions include: a non-specified price.
Definitions include: a non-specified price.
Definitions include: to collide with a tree.
Definitions include: an ugly face.
Definitions include: a few drinks of alcohol.

Other terms relating to 'do':

Definitions include: a hard worker.
Definitions include: when your belly sticks out further then your dick do
Definitions include: acronym for "do I look like I give a shit."
Definitions include: acronym for "Do It Yourself."
Definitions include: acronym for "don't mind if I do".
Definitions include: acronym for "do not disturb".
Definitions include: to have sex with.
Definitions include: Generalized to mean any kind of stunt.
Definitions include: to mistreat.
Definitions include: to inhale a line of cocaine.
Definitions include: to do a poor job.
Definitions include: to defecate.
Definitions include: to do a solid (a favor).
Definitions include: to be linking a person.
Definitions include: to reach 100 MPH in a motor vehicle.

How common is this slang?

Don't click the following.
I use it(29)  
No longer use it(1)  
Heard it but never used it(11)  
Have never heard it(15)  

How vulgar is this slang?

Average of 24 votes: 18%  (See the most vulgar words.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Your vote: None   (To vote, click the pepper. Vote how vulgar the word is – not how mean it is.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Where is this slang used?

Logged-in users can add themselves to the map. Login, Register, Login instantly with Facebook.


Link to this slang definition

To link to this term in a web page or blog, insert the following.

<a href="http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/do-a-bradbury">do a Bradbury</a>

To link to this term in a wiki such as Wikipedia, insert the following.

[http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/do-a-bradbury do a Bradbury]

Some wikis use a different format for links, so be sure to check the documentation.