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A term used in mild exasperation at someone else's nagging, poor attempt at something, not doing the decent thing by another person, being disorganised, being lazy, making poor choices or letting shit get out of control.

It can also be used in a more positive way to encourage a friend to reach for the stars.
Nagging example:
Wife: I thought I told you to put the bins out!! Why haven't you done it!
Husband: Ahhh...come on mate...settle down, it will get done.
Wife: I am not your fucken mate!

Poor attempt example:
Charlie: I forgot to order the concrete we need for the pour tomorrow morning....I was too busy playing Words with Friends on my phone man.
Tom: Fuck! Come on mate!!

Being lazy example:
Ivan: I think we'll just have tuna on toast for dinner tonight.
Wendy: Come on mate! What is all this about? I thought we were going to have a romantic night in and you were going to cook Mozzarella with Creme Fraiche and Figs.

Being disorganised example:
Cam: Oh...I can't go for a run today because I forgot my towel, my shoes and a spare pair of jocks.
Leigh: Come on mate! Get yourself sorted!

Making poor choices example:
Evan: I fucken sunk 40 pots and 20 jimmies over the weekend and now I am too rooted to go to my 4 year old daughters fairy party.
John: Faaark...come on mate!

Letting shit get out of control example:
Annie: I loaned my ex another $3,000 so he could travel to Europe. He now owes me $20,000 but I don't think he can pay me back until he gets a steady job.
Karly: Oh no, Annie...come on mate!

Positive encouragement example:
Olga: Let the espresso martini challenge begin!
Melissa: We are sooo doing this, espresso martinis are flippin' delicious!
Olga: Come on mate...let's get off the fucken island and go.
Melissa: Come on maaaate! OTP, OTP, OTP...
by Towball August 31, 2014
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A colloquial slur to inform one to 'get ones act together'

Can be used in any situation to spur on some sort of activity where activity is due.
*lion sleeping in its enclosure*

Paying Zoo Attendee: Come on mate!

Friend 1: Umm i might have cheated on my gf last night
Friend 2: Awwhh come on mate...
by Fareastmovement October 23, 2013

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