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"terra firma" in British English

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terra firmanoun [U]

uk   /ˌter.əˈfɜː.mə/  us   /-ˈfɝː-/ usually humorous
dryland, when ​compared with the ​sea or ​air: It was good to get back on terra firma again after a very ​roughferryride 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 ​solidland, 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)
Translations of “terra firma”
in Chinese (Simplified) (有别于海洋、天空的)大陆,陆地…
in Chinese (Traditional) (有別於海洋、天空的)大陸,陸地…
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