In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to give sb the go-by — dejar a algn con el saludo en la boca
- I saw her but she gave me the go-by — la vi pero me dejó con el saludo en la boca
- Of course the crew gave me the go-by.
- We tried to salvo them every morning when we went or an all day walk and every evening wen we arrived back to the hotel, but they gave us the go-by.
- Gamblers, ranchers and shepherds came to see us, but the Mexicans gave us the go-by.
- Nearing Pembina, the governor expectant, family and suite gave us the go-by… They arrived at the Hudson's Bay Co. post October 18th.
- I judge from these circumstances, that Covey deemed it best to give me the go-by.
- His good woman has told him to go and his friends give him the go-by.
- If we encourage our great firms now, they will carry out this work; but if not, some other Power will give us the go-by in submarines, as two or three have already done in airship design and use.
- ‘It was hardly worth remembering till now,’ said the Tory, ‘I fancied a country girl to be rather pretty, because her name was Rose; but on acquaintance I changed my mind and gave her the go-by.’
- We have always aimed at keeping in the first rank, and we are determined to keep there, and any company that tries to give us the go-by will have to get a better ship than the Ben-my-Chree, and that will be a good day's work for any of them.
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