halfway around the world

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What does ' halfway around the world' imply?

While writing an email to your boss, you can check for live updates on a tennis match halfway around the world.
  • Muwahid

    Senior Member
    U.S. English
    Usually it can be taken literally, half way around the word would mean, if you're in Korea, then perhaps watching tennis live in America would be "half way around the world", just indicates a very far place.


    Senior Member
    American English
    To me, it means literally on the other side of the world (drawing a line from you through the center of the earth and beyond). On a practical level, I'm sure an approximation would suffice, especially if your line takes you to mid-ocean.
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