Balmain /balˈmeɪn/


I. a harbourside suburb of Sydney, close to the city centre.
II. phrases

Balmain boys don’t cry

‹informal› used to emphasize the reputed toughness of men from Balmain

Balmain boys don’t cry mate, they only bruise a little.
[coined by New South Wales Premier Neville Wran in 1983.]
– origin named after William Balmain, landowner 1762–1803.

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