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"terra firma" in British English

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terra firmanoun [ U ]

uk /ˌter.ə ˈfɜː.mə/ us /ˌter.ə ˈfɝː.mə/ usually humorous

dry land, when compared with the sea or air:

It was good to get back on terra firma again after a very rough ferry ride to Calais.

(Definition of “terra firma” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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terra firmanoun [ U ]

us /ˌter·ə ˈfɜr·mə/

dry or solid land, when compared with the sea or air:

He stepped off the ladder onto terra firma.

(Definition of “terra firma” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)