Do these expressions sound slightly out of whack to you? If so, you’re probably an American. If not, you must be a Brit.
- I can’t make head or tail of what you’re saying.
- I couldn’t care less about his beliefs.
- He takes his disabilities in his stride.
- I’ve got pins and needles in my legs.
- That series of lectures is right up my street.
- Touch wood, I’ll pass my driving test this time around.
- She placed it smack-bang in the middle of the circle.
In this case, if you’re surprised at the outcome you’re probably an American.
- After my offensive outburst at work, I was given my marching orders.
And if this sounds weird to you, you’re likely a Brit.
- We’re on pins and needles not knowing who won.
And here, if you’re wondering whether tenterhooks are very big pins and needles, or whether A-levels have something to do with camping, you’re probably an American.
- We were on tenterhooks for days, until her A-level results came through.