In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- She's been peaky for a couple of days now after working far too hard.
- Their client was lean and tall, with the peaky face of an adolescent who was still growing.
- She was already starting to look peaky and pale.
- The smokers, faced with the climb down from, and more importantly back up to, the third floor for a ciggy are now looking a bit peaky.
- It's as though your mum thinks you look a bit peaky and wants to build you up.
- Some of the lads were beginning to look distinctly peaky.
- I must say that he's looking a bit peaky after the drubbing he's had over his law partnership.
- I've never seen a make up lady on the verge of tears before but my puffed out peaky face was a challenge too far.
- Then he had the gall to say, ‘Look, if he's very old and is looking a bit peaky don't put a correction in for a couple of days.
- I was feeling a bit peaky tonight, and I crept off to bed early, and dropped off, despite the soundtrack burbling away in the background.
- But she was feeling a little peaky during lunch and I convinced her to let me stay home in the afternoon.
- There he is on the cover, looking a bit peaky, naturally.
- I've had better ideas than going out after drinks, on an empty stomach, when feeling a mite peaky to see a free film.
- I won't go into the gory details about what's been making me peaky.
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