In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to have a lie-down — echarse / recostarse un rato (a descansar)
- You go out, pound 26 miles like a zombie and you come back and you have something to drink and have a lie-down.
- He then went for a lie-down before getting up to do some stretching.
- So we ambled back to house for a lie-down and to collect our thoughts.
- Why don't you have a nice lie-down, and we'll talk in the morning.
- I'm usually hard-pushed to stay conscious for 7 hours without a lie-down, let alone 7 days.
- We thought about doing the rest of the garden, but we both had to have a lie-down when we saw the estimate, so we thought we'd do it later.
- Quite ready for a lie-down, Jon sat in a large red chair next to a spindly little table.
- I went back to the guesthouse and gave myself the luxury of a lie-down for about an hour, whilst watching some rubbish on television.
- At the hotel, I had a lie-down for an hour, just as I used to.
- I'm so breathless I feel like a lie-down - and all I have done is rearrange the fish on my plate (I'm a vegetarian) and consume a few tiny, tortured vegetables, while occasionally managing to throw in the odd question when he comes up for air.
- I could go on and on, but I suppose it would be better for my blood pressure to go and have a lie-down under some nice, soothing, wet newspaper.
- I am going to have a nice lie-down with some soothing wet newspaper over my face now and practice my alternate nostril breathing.
- Plenty of people enjoy mucking about in boats, but just as many appreciate a power shower and a lie-down in a real bed afterwards.
- Needless to say, upon arrival at the business park, having a lie-down is quite a temptation.
- I see this as good thing - broadening my horizons - although Katharine sometimes slips away for a lie-down.
- He returned to New Zealand, but he would have been forgiven for just having a lie-down in a darkened room.
- My much-needed lie-down was about to become rather more strenuous than anticipated.
- Right - that's me done for another tournament - I'm off for a lie-down.
- My advice to the Minister in the chair is to have a nice cup of tea and a lie-down before she does herself an injury.
- I stopped, had a lie-down with my legs up on a chair and just listened to my breath for an hour.
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