across the pond

across the pond

Across the Atlantic Ocean, almost always referring to either the British Isles or the United States, depending on which side of the ocean the speaker is from. I think we're going to head across the pond to London for our vacation this summer. Well, I have several relatives living across the pond in Boston, so we may go there on holiday this year.
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across the ˈpond

(informal, especially British English) on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean from Britain/the US: And now let’s hear some news and gossip from across the pond, with our reporter in New York.
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References in classic literature ?
Marek was cleaning out the stable, and Antonia and her mother were making garden, off across the pond in the draw-head.
When I looked across the pond from this peak toward the Sudbury meadows, which in time of flood I distinguished elevated perhaps by a mirage in their seething valley, like a coin in a basin, all the earth beyond the pond appeared like a thin crust insulated and floated even by this small sheet of interverting water, and I was reminded that this on which I dwelt was but dry land.
It was pretty complete, I can tell you; and you may run to and fro across the Pond to the end of time before you find yourself with such a job on your hands.
Simply spread a fine mesh net across the pond and pin it down at the edges.
We're actually thinking about writing Obama to see if he can call in a drone strike in support of our old ally across the pond.
com)-- The consulting company Across the Pond is holding, in cooperation with the academic advising firm Eight Hours and Change, information sessions about moving to Germany.
The 11-year-old was with two friends who were all skimming stones across the pond when the incident happened in Fairy Dell, Coulby Newham, between 5.
The mouse decides to swim all the way across the pond underwater and back without coming up for air.
However, it would seem that the situation across the pond is even more alarming.
Why not hop across the pond to the Caribbean island of St Vincent, above, for a five-star all-inclusive stay at Buccament Bay Resort, home to Pat Cash's Tennis Academy.
After we revealed the extreme lengths the singer was going to in order to ensure she was in shape for tomorrow night's gig at the O2 in London, doctors have let her travel across the pond for the show.
After I revealed the extreme lengths the singer was taking to ensure she was in shape for tomorrow night's gig at the O2 Arena in London, doctors have let her travel across the pond in good time for the show.
He told TV Times that he would be heading across the pond to form workplace choirs in America for a show called It Takes A Choir.
The $100 million sci-fi movie opened a month ago across the Pond to rave reviews.
Summary: One Direction have been talking about their phenomenal success in the UK and across the pond.