newcastle-upon-tyne : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a port city in northeastern England on the River Tyne; a center for coal exports (giving rise to the expression `carry coals to Newcastle' meaning to do something unnecessary)
- Paul McCartney in Liverpool Echo
There was a Bobby Rydell song out at the time, Forget Him, and, as often happens, you think of one song when you write another,said Paul. "We were in a van up in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. I'd planned an 'answering song' where a couple of us...