In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) satisfecho de sí mismo(attitude) displicenteyou've won the first round, but don't get complacent — has ganado la primera vuelta, pero no te confíes
- However, he is not being complacent and has already started training hard.
- Why are so few people scandalised by the timorous, seemingly complacent, way that the police behaved?
- Nothing is 100 percent safe and nobody should be complacent at a cash machine.
- I had been complacent, even blasé, about someone who was really important to me.
- The second was made up of complacent industries relying on politicians and bureaucrats to protect them.
- His duty is to arouse the sleeper, to shake the complacent pillars of the world.
- Plus, decades of access to cheap oil has made us lazy and complacent about energy.
- However, residents have been warned they cannot afford to be complacent.
- The novelty of them has worn off and no team will again head north with the complacent attitude of an easy win and a night in Edinburgh.
- As the minister for justice he was obviously very complacent about the letter sent to him by the fingerprint expert.
- But the superintendent is not complacent and is keen to reassure people there is still work to be done.
- Trying different things keeps you alive and stops you being complacent.
- I am very happy with the figures but I am aware we cannot become complacent.
- In all of this praise, however, there is a severe danger that we might become complacent.
- While this lead will shrink before polling day, you might think he'd be a tad complacent.
- Most of the time he simply can't be bothered with it because he truly is lazy and complacent.
- It is always wise to guard against adopting a complacent or smug attitude in life as one ages.
- There are many actions that companies can take to give staff a sense of security without making them complacent.
- With 66 deaths on our roads every week, none of us can afford to be complacent.
- You only get one life, and if all you ever do with it is grow rich or complacent or comfortable or proud then you might as well not have lived at all.
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