Yep, that's how it's used in Oz - and mostly for sports, Aussies overall being sports crazy (and known for it). But in Australia it's really a very, very common expression.^ don't make me bust out in some slang to test that, heh heh. No but, we do use "I/he/we was/were robbed" sometimes too, if someone doesn't win something they wanted and felt deserved.
Now, I did not say I did not like the town. Where have I said that ? I was implying that it is not typically somewhere that a typical 'person/expat' would want or wish to live given the choice. Montpellier vs Bourgoin-Jallieu; St Tropez vs Bourgoin-Jallieu; Biarritz vs Bourgoin-Jallieu. SW France vs Bourgoin-Jallieu . Google Bourgoin-Jallieu and you will see what I mean.You're arguing with the result because you don't like a given town. That is subjective, and statistically insignificant. You've said that the statistics don't paint the picture - it could hardly be said that you've painted the whole picture.
okay back the "understanding different English-language's slang" question that came up on this thread already... that term you used...is that supposed to indicate a bad thing? like arse-kicking? I might have guessed the opposite if not for the context ...Now, I always get a b#ll#cking on this forum for advising/suggesting that expats wishing to move to France (especially for work/experience real French life) should live urban/in town/in city as they will have better access to facilities, French culture, jobs and will probably be more happier.
I reckon it relates more to the satisfaction of those who are born and bred in a given area.Well, and I get the feeling that this rating of towns in France is for French folks looking for where to live -