An Australian colloquialism for hoiking
/clearing your throat of nasal drippings (snot/phlegm
) into a ball to enable you to spit it out (or swallow it back down if you so desire).
I have a bad headcold and I can feel the snotty, sticky phlegm sliding down the back of my throat. I couldn't swallow the phlegm without gagging, so instead I did a golly and spat it out.