To be, or have been, hard at work. Originating in Australia.
"G'day mate, how ya been?"

"Mate! I've been flat out like a lizard drinking! This is hard yakka! I've been working on it for yonks!"
מאת G'day and Well Hey 21 בינואר, 2009
1. verb/simile. To be working really hard, or so under the pump that you've found yourself dehydrated.

2. verb/simile. (sarcastic) Doing nothing at all.
1. How are ya, mate?
Oh, dude, I'm flat out like a lizard drinking.
Up for a brewskie later then?
Yeah, for sure.

2. How are ay, mate?
Oh, dude, I'm flat out like a lizard drinking.
Yeah righto, come out for a brewskie then.
Orright, seeya in a sec.
מאת Ryan Paine 15 בפברואר, 2008
Adj. Simile. To be extremely busy to the point of running "flat out," a play on words involving the image of a lizard that physically stretches itself thin to literally drink water from a pond etc.
Slacking off? Are you kidding, mate? I'm flat out like a lizard drinking.
מאת TheBadSanta 18 בספטמבר, 2008

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