In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(shabby, poor)(person) desastrado(place) venido abajo(place) venido a menosa down-at-the-heels cafe — un café de mala muerte
- Today Tesco and Sainsbury's local stores are helping to bring up some down-at-heel neighbourhoods.
- Gone is the old and somewhat down-at-heel air of the theatre of yesterday.
- Had I gone at 17 I have no doubt I would have been staying in a down-at-heel guest house.
- Britain's inner city chroniclers are more chip shop than champagne, but this down-at-heel feel has more of an edge.
- True to form, the drive from the airport to the city was a fairly depressing affair - Melbourne seemed all industrial and down at heel.
- There is not a plush boutique or trendy bar to be seen, and the architecture is down-at-heel.
- In the film, Reeves plays a luckless, down-at-heel gambler heavily in debt to the bookies.
- A bunch of largely down-at-heel passengers, who had got off with us, searched for a lift that was working.
- He was spending the summer with his great-uncle and cousins on the outskirts of a down-at-heel Mississippi community inappropriately called Money.
- Now he lives in Maryland, a teeming, traffic-choked and down-at-heel suburb of Africa's largest city, Lagos.
- Like Blackpool or Brighton, Coney Island has that down-at-heel atmosphere of a resort whose time has gone.
- Vince Vaughn is Peter, a likeable slacker who runs the down-at-heel Average Joe's Gym.
- Take Sasha and Lena, a young couple living in a typically down-at-heel housing estate on the outskirts of Moscow.
- This area is down at heel enough without it being made worse by travellers.
- If that conjures up an image of a rather down-at-heel East End hall, then think again.
- Craig and Craig is a bold building both inside and out forging a new initiative in what is essentially a shabby and down-at-heel area.
- But a far larger slice of her area is in Oakland, the down-at-heel industrial city overshadowed by San Francisco across the bay.
- Both are better bets than the rather down-at-heel Caruso Belvedere.
- It is just the kind of place where drunks, junkies and the down-at-heel find a warm spot to spend the night.
- The rattling, down-at-heel, overcrowded buildings pleased me better than any grassy quad or lancet window.
2(shoes/slippers) con el tacón gastado(shoes/slippers) con el taco gastado Cono Sur Perú
- And equally, forget about making a good impression in your designer garb if your tie doesn't match or your shoes are down at heel.
- Chinese servants should not (strictly speaking) appear before their masters in short clothes, nor without socks, nor with shoes down at heel, nor with their tail tied round the head.
- It has come to imply decrepitude: down-at-heel shoes, wrinkled stockings, woolly hats and trousers kept up by bits of string.
- Some were repellently shabby, with loose, stained suit jackets and down-at-heel black leather shoes, other with the shine of prosperity, plump in spotless waistcoats.
- Make sure your shoes are well polished and not down-at-heel
- Surely everyone here doesn't just throw their shoes away when they get a little down at heel?
- Alex Wilson, who worked for Nugget when he first came to the Centre, was a short man, 1.6 metres tall with his down-at-heel boots on.
- On the other hand, you could write, of the same individual: His shoes were down-at-heel and his raincoat was streaked with dirt.
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