on the ground = 'in the world'

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Jan 19 16:36:40 UTC 2011

At 1/19/2011 07:46 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>I can't even remember the last time I heard a media journalist say "on the
>spot" or "on the scene."  It's been "on the ground" (no matter where, except
>maybe at sea) for many, many years.

Ever since they started coming in by helicopter?


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