Meaning of what do you think this is—bush week? in English:

what do you think this is—bush week?

phrase

Australian, New Zealand
  • A response to a request, implying that one is being unfairly imposed on or taken for a fool.

    ‘I get smart alecks trying to put one over on me every minute of the day; what do you think this is—bush week?’
    • ‘She turned to me and in her most piercing and irritable voice said, "What do you think this is, Bush Week?"’
    • ‘They would raise their eyebrows and probably say, "What do you think this is? — Bush Week?"’
    • ‘You had better study and be sure that you have everything right the next time; what do you think this is, bush week?’
    • ‘"Can we please stop for a snack?" he begged. "What do you think it is, Bush Week?" barked his dad.’
    • ‘They cannot continue to accept government money freely without any impositions. What do they think it is—bush week?’