cross the big pond

cross the big pond

To cross the Atlantic Ocean, almost always referring to travel to the British Isles from the United States, or vice versa. I think we're going to cross the big pond to London for our vacation this summer. Well, I have several relatives living in Boston, so we may cross the big pond and visit them on holiday this year.
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