... What do those two have in common?
Shall I leave you guessing ... "Answers on a postcard" ...
No, I'll tell you!
I am re-reading the book "The Winds of War" by Herman Wouk, which I haven't read since the mid 80s, when I also saw it on TV.
Anyhao today I read quite a bit (I had a quiet afternoon at work) - and read these 2 phrases. Both of them were ones that I had only heard/read Faith and Harry (respectievly) say:-
"Five by five"
"Stars and Stones"
Maybe they are common used American phrases, but they aren't ones I hear elsewhere!