In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1byword for sth — sinónimo de algo
- our name is a byword for quality — nuestra marca es sinónimo de calidad
- But, instead, the plucky teenager is an academic high-flier and the life and soul of his school, where his name is a byword for good natured generosity.
- The former home secretary inherited a department that was a byword for inefficiency and incompetence, and ordered a large scale clear-out of the dead wood.
- The car company, which lives on despite, and because of, becoming a byword for reliable plodding, was promoting a new range of electric vehicles to council delegates visiting the racecourse yesterday.
- The book, the title of which is now virtually a byword for political fanatics, explored the individual whose inner sense of worthlessness, confusion or rage seeks refuge and validating rebirth within a charismatic mass movement.
- As Shakespeare notes, the place was ‘a byword for remoteness’.
- It got the stuffing kicked out of it through much of the 20th century and became a byword for mystical, obscurantist thinking, but in recent decades it has been rehabilitated somewhat.
- The word muti, which derives from ‘umu thi’, meaning tree, has become a byword for any traditional medicine, good or bad, practised by sangomas.
- Phrases like ‘puppy farms’ with its connotation of cute and cuddly has changed into a byword for appalling dens of excruciating cruelty.
- In Edinburgh two years ago, he recognised the effect British rule in India had had in making the sub-continent a byword for electrical excellence, commenting that an expertly-installed fuse box must have been put in by an Indian.
- By accepting, untested, a story which relied on other people's investigation instead of our own, we had betrayed the very standards which had, at that time, made the paper a byword for integrity.
- Scotland could become an international byword for backwardness, intolerance and prejudice if that's what its elected representatives want.
- Pluralism is often attacked as a byword for anarchy; an ‘anything goes' approach to ethics and politics.
- He is a byword for dedication and once memorably warned a caddie that he opened up and closed the practice range, routinely whacking 500 balls in a day.
- This is the sixteenth book by a woman whose name has become the byword for the authentic account of Irish living in the ‘Forties’ and ‘Fifties’.
- Listening to this week's forecasts of a ‘killer winter’, it seems worth recalling that meteorology has often been a byword for untrustworthy predictions.
- This site is becoming the byword for solid, objective commentary on technology companies for the growing number of technology stock investors.
- The company became a byword for excellence, developing a team-based corporate culture, but by the 1990s, the vast company had become weighed down by bureaucracy.
- The not-for-profit organisation, which hopes to become a charity within a month or two, started in 1990 with a handful of employees and a brief to reinvent the area, which had become a byword for social deprivation.
- The term ‘cultural safety’ has become such a byword for political correctness that it is often dismissed out of hand.
- For U.S. readers, the galah is a colourful Australian parrot that has become a byword for stupidity because of its suicidal behaviour on some occasions.
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