In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- I hadn't wanted to look like a total slob for this, so I'd worn a black skirt and a sleeveless silk blouse, hoping I wasn't too overdressed.
- Rachael gave them a slight smile and had the feeling she overdressed.
- We believe in always being underdressed or overdressed.
- Standing there in front of the mirror in my dress and heels, with my hair and make-up done, I felt way overdressed for anything.
- We talk to another general, this one surprisingly overdressed, who briefs us off the record.
- Yet, as I walk past the pool and into the restaurant for breakfast, I feel overdressed and decidedly pale.
- We never saw landlords and used to imagine they were oversized and overdressed and living the high life on the rents they received from their tenants.
- ‘And you are far overdressed,’ she answered calmly.
- I see him most often in the company of boys between 18-25, and frankly, he's usually a bit overdressed for my taste.
- Generally, either they show up overdressed, wearing a conservative suit and tie in earth tones, or if they choose to pay attention to my request, they wear an expensive polo shirt and nicely pressed khakis.
- I probably overdressed for a Saturday (polo shirt, jumper, tweed jacket and slacks) but had never seen my supervisor in anything but a suit.
- When she wants to let her hair down it doesn't feel right somehow, as if she's going partying for the first time after years of humdrum married life and turns up feeling awkward and overdressed.
- Privately I thought she looked like an average porcelain doll - completely overdressed.
- When Cary shows up to a high-spirited clambake with Ron and his pals, she's uncomfortable and overdressed in a tight gray ensemble.
- She is almost always overdressed, and in ways that make people blink.
- While clearly overdressed in a suit, Clark was quick to point out that he wasn't wearing a tie.
- Even though he wore a tux, he didn't look overdressed.
- Kirsty felt out of place at Simon's office today, pale and overdressed, but at dinner, after gulping down a drink, she relaxes.
- I felt terribly overdressed and ashamed of my tidy cardigan and River Island jeans which have no holes.
- Many appear overdressed within the workplace because of the importance of ‘proper’ attire.
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