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The meaning of "the big pond"

" The Big Pond "
Meaning:
Nickname of the Atlantic Ocean between the UK and the USA.
Example:
London's getting boring - I'm planning to hop the big pond and have a weekend in New York.
Where did it originate?:
USA, 1840s. Previously called, in both UK and USA as 'The Great Pond'.
Where is it used?:
Mostly USA and Britain.
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