In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- No I think the idea of penalising families because some of them haven't reached particular benchmarks - taking money away from them - is a bully boy tactic.
- They're using bully-boy tactics to get me to bow out,’ she said.
- So why was he forced out by the bully-boy from Scotland?
- Just to express some concern about his bully-boy tactics was enough to tar someone as unpatriotic.
- He is a tremendous bully-boy when he wants to be.
- A spokesman for the FBU said: ‘There was spontaneous action by individual firefighters angered at the bully-boy tactics of local managers.’
- I call upon the eight New Zealand vice-chancellors to stand firm and not give in to these bully-boy tactics.
- This may be deplored as a bully's triumph; but lesser bully boys everywhere have taken note of it and thus to a limited, probably temporary extent, it has worked.
- Ms O'Shea said the letter was a bully-boy and intimidatory tactic.
- It almost looks as though they are bully boys, deliberately trying to get political parties to fight among themselves.
- They are the local heroes - people who took a stand against noisy neighbours, vandals and bully boys.
- The second document is a press release from the Auckland chamber of commerce 2 days later, stating that Auckland's transport crisis needs actions, not bully-boy slogging.
- This would be an alternative more mature and sustainable than its bully-boy tactics.
- Irish Ferries, if successful with their bully-boy tactics, will serve as a precedent for every unscrupulous employer to force down wages in a race to the bottom.
- When Gracie's father joins the navy and her mother falls sick, the child doesn't get enough to eat, and Daniel lives in fear of his ignorant bully-boy brother, big Tim.
- He has been the arch bully-boy and now he is paying the price for past deeds.
- He has a bit of a reputation as a hothead; working at a bully-boy network apparently does little for the disposition.
- And as much as the media might like to portray some sort of bully-boy image that is not the reality for most people who work in the construction industry.
- You have made us see the light and we recognise that we're a bunch of bully boys who think we can get away with anything.
- The bully-boy gangsters did their best to derail the forces of law and order but failed thanks to special precautions taken by the police.
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