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    "Made it across the pond"

    What does it mean? Thanks.


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    Re: "Made it across the pond"

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    What does it mean? Thanks.
    Depends on the situation, A. The 'pond' could be the Atlantic Ocean.

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    Re: "Made it across the pond"

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Depends on the situation, A. The 'pond' could be the Atlantic Ocean.
    What a lively descritpion, when you're flying over the expanse of water on a plane.

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    Re: "Made it across the pond"

    If you mean the message from Red5, it does mean the Atlantic Ocean; he was saying that the form has not crossed over into British English.

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    Re: "Made it across the pond"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    If you mean the message from Red5, it does mean the Atlantic Ocean; he was saying that the form has not crossed over into British English.
    Yes, thank you for your explanation. Is it one of the forms to express one's opinion in an indirect way? Great.


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    Re: "Made it across the pond"

    No - just that it has not entered spoken/written English in the British Isles. It has not come across the pond [across the Atlantic] from the US to Belfast.

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    Re: "Made it across the pond"

    across the point - used in reference to Europe, Old country. (from the US to Europe)

    He flew across the pond to find out whether chicks there are really so hot.
    And yet, they were.

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    Re: "Made it across the pond"

    It can be used in either direction.

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