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AmericanBritish term or expression BritishAmerican equivalent, or explanation
quantity surveyor an estimator of the cost of labor and materials for future building or construction work
quarter past (on the clock) a quarter after
quaver (in music) eighth note
queer somebody's pitch [colloq.] spoil another person's opportunity to do something
queue [n.] line (of waiting people)
queue [v.] stand/wait in line
quid (U) [slang] (pound/£) (as in 'I lost 500 quid!') equivalent to U.S. buck (C)
quiff (hairstyle) pompadour
quite (adv.) (as in 'He's quite mad!') completely, utterly
quits double or nothing
quote shares on the stock market list shares on the stock market