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Am I wrong to assume a heist in someway implies the existence of a particular plan?

Is it more of an anglo or american term? Does it mean the same thing across the pond?

(Also: is it pronounced more like heest or hyst?)

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It is pronounced like high-st. Not sure which side of the pond is across the pond, but in America, it generally does bring up images of further planning or more complexity since it's normally a bigger job than a simple robbery.

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