Meaning of Balmain boys don't cry in English:

Balmain boys don't cry


informal Australian
  • Used to emphasize the reputed toughness of men from Balmain.

    • ‘Balmain boys don't cry mate, they only bruise a little’
    • ‘Balmain boys may not cry but they can get emotional when asked what makes being a dad so special.’
    • ‘I'm conscious of a statement by a very prominent Australian who says Balmain boys don't cry.’
    • ‘It will be interesting to see how many Balmain Boys will be crying that night.’
    • ‘He once famously said that Balmain boys don't cry.’
    • ‘He told a royal commission, "Balmain boys don't cry. But if you prick us with a pin, we bleed like anyone else."’


    Coined by New South Wales Premier Neville Wran in 1983.