In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(excavada) grave(construida) tombestos niños me van a llevar a la tumba — these kids will be the death of me coloquial humorístico
- lanzarse a tumba abierta
- el ciclista se lanzó a tumba abierta por la pendiente — the cyclist launched himself headlong down the hill
- se lanzó a la campaña a tumba abierta — she threw herself wholeheartedly into the campaign
- ser (como) una tumba — to keep one's mouth shut
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