Thanks for that info. I learned something new today.
Here’s a word or expression origin that has always fascinated me;
The term sideburns is a 19th-century corruption of the original burnsides, named after American Civil War general Ambrose Burnside, a man known for his unusual facial hairstyle that connected thick sideburns by way of a moustache, but left the chin clean-shaven.
Known in the British Royal Navy as 'bugger grips' Panzer.
As to the original post phrase, the Aussies with their unique linguistic abilities enhanced it to "Up sh!t creek without a paddle, in a barbed-wire canoe!"