In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Private healthcare is a huge boondoggle for insurance companies and related industries who have enormous influence over both political parties.
- The PQ was especially given to swallowing corporate dogma whole, as evidenced by their mammoth funding of the short-lived ‘multimedia boom’ and other boondoggles.
- Their license area continues to be under attack as a political or ethnic boondoggle.
- The program is incorrigible; once a boondoggle, always a boondoggle.
- Another boondoggle for the rich to jet somewhere exotic to gush over their concern for the poor.
- It's an absolute boondoggle, but I'm bringing it back.
- But to interview, over five years, 425 people, some of them scarcely or not at all relevant to the ostensible topic, smells of academic boondoggle to me.
- Given the colorful history of federal boondoggles - billion-dollar weapons systems that misfire, $600 toilet seats - that's an understandable concern.
- He probably ends up working on some military boondoggle somewhere.
- But guess whom they blame for the whole boondoggle?
- Will the blackout prove to be a boon or a boondoggle for business owners?
- The governor has become Santa Claus for every legislator with visions of boondoggles dancing in their heads.
- And highfliers with thriving core businesses pump capital into excess capacity or real estate boondoggles - or siphon funds into private projects.
- Aren't these live horseracing broadcasts boondoggles?
- As you may guess I am no fan of corporate-welfare boondoggles, but I hope that the provision to extend Daylight Savings Time survives to become law.
- But in the view of serious energy policy experts, the project bears all the hallmarks of a boondoggle.
- Sam knew how to prevent an opportunity like this from turning into a boondoggle for some official's family and friends.
- The supervisors' broadband/cable/phone proposal is a more straightforward boondoggle, involving massive new pipe laying during a sewer dig.
- This has been a boondoggle and a PR sham that pays utilities to build more dirty plants while claiming to be coming clean.
- That's the time-off we manage to squeeze in during the business boondoggles to the Caribbean, or the hours not spent checking in via e-mail or cell phone.
- So why buy more of what looks like one of the great military boondoggles?
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.