is it common to use an expresson 'at the top of my lung' in english speaking countries? For example like 'I yelled at the top of my lung to get the attention of the man'

  • Yes, it is at least in the U.S.A.
    – JayHook
    Jan 27, 2015 at 0:48

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Yes, however, the expression is at the top of my lungs, where lungs is plural.

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    ...because most people have two lungs, of course.
    – user3169
    Jan 27, 2015 at 1:09
  • I guess if a person didn't have both lungs, it would be correct to say lung. Jan 27, 2015 at 1:16
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    Technically yes, but since it is a set phrase, probably not. It just explains why lungs is plural.
    – user3169
    Jan 27, 2015 at 1:22

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