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Difference between Carry-on (UK) and Carry-on (U.S.)

carry-on (UK)—(coll., also: carrying-on) annoying unwise or overexcited behavior:

  • We were all engaged for a radio version of Hamlet…. I had never realized the incredible carryon connected with these productions.

carry-on (U.S.)—(also: carry-on baggage) luggage that can be carried aboard an aircraft, bus, or train:

  • I always take some cigars in my carry-on and pack some others in checked luggage.