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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- During his playing days Jim would always be remembered as a classy, skilful, intelligent player.
- He is too classy an operator to admit it, but revenge will be sweet.
- The film boasts sharp colours and hectic editing, and everything looks slick and classy.
- It seemed that each course was a classy work by the chef, nicely presented and beautifully named.
- The classy curls, gels, trendy perms, and chic colours have not seemed to inspire us!
- We've all had pears poached in red wine: this version is a bit more complicated, but very classy.
- If you had saved up for a special dinner in classy country house ambience, you'd have been disappointed.
- It is an extremely well made movie, and a smart, classy bit of social comment.
- We should never forget that it is possible to be graceful, even classy, under the most intense pressure.
- May I be half as classy and decent as you all were when faced with another's pain.
- As I said yesterday, I can be both classy and common in equal measure, depending on the context.
- The atmosphere is quite classy and cool and it's stylishly decorated with lovely leather seats.
- Shouldn't she wear something classy that doesn't detract from her more cerebral achievements?
- It is a matter of getting issues across in a classy way, as opposed to writing about them in a crass manner.
- Thankfully she soon settles down to deliver the sort of classy songs that made her Britain's best soul star.
- Well, it took a couple of seconds for me to realise that this was the brand name for a rather classy watch.
- In less classy places, there may be a room full of mats, sometimes separated by curtains, sometimes not.
- The pundits came on and said it was so high and mighty and so dignified and so classy.
- If you work at the high stakes tables you get a classy vest and a starched white collar.
- It is quietly confident, classy and brave, traits that it certainly shares with its director.
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