In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to go first-footing — salir a visitar amigos en las primeras horas del Año nuevo
- Because the parents are involved, you feel you should offer out nips along with the sweeties… it's like being first-footed by the Addams Family.
- Not sure quite how much first-footing will occur tonight, but if it ends up quiet, that's no bad thing.
- It's February, and I've still not been first-footed from New Year yet.
- Another says he went blindly first-footing, knocking on doors at random.
- I come from Scotland, a place that starts each year with a lump of coal and a slice of Dundee cake, so I rather love the idea of first-footing with a fish.
- But while these special editions are enjoyable in their own right, if you're expecting to be first-footed by a whisky connoisseur, it might be good idea to have a decent bottle of the straightforward stuff to hand.
1to first-foot sb — ser el primero en visitar a algn
1el primer visitante en Año Nuevo
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