In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1intentar hacer demasiadoI overreached myself trying to play that piece — fue demasiado ambicioso de mi parte intentar tocar esa pieza
- the company overreached itself financially — la compañía contrajo demasiadas obligaciones financieras
- He overreached himself, living out the image of a global media tycoon without the substance to sustain it.
- But the truth is that many who struggle to borrow the money to do so are in danger of overreaching themselves.
- You may be misled by an apparent flash of inspiration; and could overreach yourself if you act on it.
- The US overreached itself on this occasion and was forced to take a step back.
- As revolutionaries, we must take small steps of rebellion and not overreach ourselves.
- Usually when a great philosopher, such as Kant, overreaches himself, or seems to do so, we can suspect that there is something true in the offing.
- The libertarian wing of the revolution overreached itself, and is now fighting rearguard actions on two fronts: foreign policy and biotechnology.
- Also, he tended to overreach himself by overdoing the glycerine act.
- Pissarro does indeed seem to be overreaching himself in this picture.
- The general response of the media has been to treat him as a ‘man of God’ who has perhaps overreached himself in his sincere zeal.
- The younger artist, it appears, had overreached himself, causing offense to the dominating (albeit absent) figure of the Roman artistic scene, or at least to his followers in Rome.
- I believe some legislators have overreached themselves in resorting to law provisions to safeguard women's rights.
- But the EU now looks to have overreached itself.
- Please tell me if I am overreaching myself but my namesake is an ancient Celtic-Irish goddess, so I feel an affinity with her.
- Could it be that the Parliament has overreached itself again?
- The day came, however, when the authorities overreached themselves.
- The question remains as to whether, despite all the praise being lavished on him, he will eventually be seen to have overreached himself.
- Hegemons have lots of power and because there is no countervailing force to stop them, they are tempted to use it repeatedly, and thereby overreach themselves.
- He overreached himself, making border raids and claiming large amounts of land as his own.
- While applauding the direction he has taken the company, some analysts fear that he loves making deals too much and may overreach himself.
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