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.
From a hill-top near by, where the wood had been recently cut off, there was a pleasing vista southward across the pond, through a wide indentation in the hills which form the shore there, where their opposite sides sloping toward each other suggested a stream flowing out in that direction through a wooded valley, but stream there was none.
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."
"There's a constant trail of toads coming down from the braes and across the pond," Hilda added.
It follows Jean (played by Julie Graham) and Millie (Rachael Stirling), as they move across the pond, after reading about a string of murders that share grisly similarities with the death of an old friend.
A 10-year effort from across the pond brings the world boating market the highest horsepower, diesel-powered outboard engine available.
Catch leaves before they fall into the water - simply spread a fine meshed net across the pond and pin it down around the edge with bricks.
The Teessider is clean-ing up across The Pond, with predicted US sales for his Martonbased Lusso Stone at PS20m.
This research became the basis for her debut historical fiction, "From Across the Pond," that chronicles the trials and tribulations of a young couple who have come to live in the United States from their homeland of Wales.
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.
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 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.
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.