In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1for Chrissake — ¡por Dios!
- They don't even get the intro drum cue right, for Chrissakes!
- ‘For Chrissakes,’ I swear angrily, my voice again lost.
- Who just got a $150 coffee maker for his birthday, for Chrissake.
- For Chrissakes, I was new to L.A. and she seemed to like me.
- For Chrissakes if you cannot survive in a democracy, where will you survive then?
- And those words… I mean, you might as well have been flaunting yourself naked, for Chrissakes.
- My parents are trying to kill each other for Chrissake, and they're doing a damn good job of taking me with them.
- For Chrissakes, they even took out the ‘the’ to make it punchier.
- He should be working at a fast food joint, for Chrissakes!
- Candy is no weak sister - the girl's a personal trainer, for Chrissake, she is strong.
- Banter was good… almost too good, since a few people were heard to shout, ‘Play some rock 'n' roll for Chrissakes!’
- And overheard as first prize in the prize draw was announced: ‘Who the hell here wants to win a computer, for Chrissakes?’
- One of 1979's most successful acts was the Village People, for Chrissakes.
- Look, you're old, you're getting grey hair, for Chrissakes.
- Even he had not escaped life's vicissitudes, his own marriage finished, his children scarred, and two close friends dead of alcohol-induced heart failure, one in his forties, and the other, for Chrissakes, in his thirties.
- The action was childish, and that was all, for Chrissakes.
- He says: ‘Oh, for Chrissake, it's like treading on eggshells.’
- You're living above a bar for Chrissake, she laughed to herself.
- It's full of good humor and a lighter tone than the Kinks have ever taken before, whether singing hoary warnings about ‘Alcohol’ or exhorting us to ‘Fer Chrissakes, Have A Cuppa Tea’.
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