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 a leg up — (into saddle, over wall) ayudar a algn a subirse
- an economic leg up — un impulso económico
- You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that we are just giving teams a leg-up all the time.
- For these thrusting young hopefuls, the graduate show can provide a crucial leg-up in snagging the attention of visiting agents and casting directors.
- There's no big power network in New York and Washington waiting to give you a leg-up.
- Do you really want give a leg-up to these people who are younger, better-looking and more energetic than you?
- To do so would mean giving a leg-up to the political opponents they defeated yesterday.
- Proceeds from the book will go to the Lotus Foundation, a London-based charitable trust set up by the Starrs to provide a leg-up for organisations working in all kinds of areas, from animal welfare to the care of abused women and children.
- Allocating 70,000 litres to a number of qualified farm managers would also help give these people a vital leg-up in the industry, he said.
- But, in general, the private schools are so far ahead of the state ones that to go to a private school confers a bigger leg-up than ever.
- Crucially, Word Market has also succeeded in its goal of giving a leg-up to local writers by providing both writing opportunities and confidence-boosting performance and organisational experience.
- And Grant credits a gruelling pre-season training schedule with giving him the leg-up he needed to prove a point.
- On one hand, it's a small-scale theatre festival that gives a leg-up to some of the newest and most creative names on the scene.
- It is a little known fact that Lawrence was instrumental in giving Robson a leg-up on the managerial ladder.
- ‘We will give them a leg-up to keep going and advise them on finding other sources,’ says Mr Kenworthy.
- With this mortgage we hope to give them the leg-up necessary to help them realise the dream of their first home.
- The government's good intentions about giving young people a financial leg-up on the ladder of adult life will fall far short of the amounts needed to meet major commitments, it has been claimed.
- How do they expect me to find work if they don't give me a leg-up?
- The charity is called the Rugby Portobello Trust, and it raises money to train, help, house and generally give a leg-up to deprived young persons, mainly from the north of the area.
- Trust your partners and colleagues to give you a leg-up.
- A former jockey has developed this revolutionary lightweight racing saddle after being given a leg-up by European funding.
- They know they can't rest forever on being the place that first gave a leg-up to Ewan McGregor.
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