On the margins
Posted by David FG on October 04, 2004
In Reply to: On the margins posted by Brian from Shawnee on October 04, 2004
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: : : Need help:
: : : The terms of the deal will change on the margins.
: : : What does "change on the margins" mean here?
: : : Thanks!
: : On the periphery - the minor details, not central to the deal, will change.
: : DFG
: If I may say so, I believe an American would use the word "marginally" instead of "on the margins". The latter sounds distinctly British to me.
I agree it is in British use - I hadn't realised that it would not be used in the US(?)