In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(prudish) mojigato(prudish) gazmoño(affected) remilgado(affected) repipi España coloquialthat suit makes you look rather prim — con ese traje te ves muy formal / muy aseñorada
- I can't believe she said that: she's so prim and proper! — no puedo creer que haya dicho eso, ella que es tan correcta y formal
- While women have announced their need to be prim, proper and pampered, spas preach that it's not how you look once you leave, rather how you feel during the treatment and once you walk out.
- Like all such movies, the people are prim and proper on the surface; they all dress neatly and everyone walks around with unspoken emotions waiting to bubble forth to the surface.
- There was no prim and proper lady to be seen near the Great Hall, for they had no great mind to walk outside whilst it was raining.
- She is from the 1960's, but extremely prim and proper, a very quiet, moral woman.
- Being a prim and proper spinster, Jane Austen did not use the family scandal in any of her novels.
- Looking prim and proper, and every inch a little lady, Miss Destiny looked demurely down at her hands.
- The neighbors were prim and proper, from their impeccable manners down to their neatly manicured lawns.
- She was prim and proper, neat and tidy, and very strict.
- The second was an elderly lady, prim and proper in her Victorian dress.
- There not very far from them sat the Princess, sitting very prim and proper, watching the fish play in the fountain pool.
- It was true Lily was extraordinarily prim and proper when she started going to Alex's school.
- To meet, she's pleasant, if a little prim, with body language that suggests her guard is up.
- Her mother spat fire whenever she caught Danielle sitting in any position other than the normal prim and proper, ramrod stiff spine lady pose.
- She was a schoolteacher of English in Mississippi and presents herself as very prim, proper, and prudent.
- She had the look of a prim and proper lady of the Victorian times, with her well tended hair, all neatly tied in a bun, and simple, ankle length dress.
- Even the waiters, prim and proper and offering excellent service during the day, turn into veritable fleet-footed dancers in the evening, even dragging guests on to the floor.
- At one point she thought she would laugh aloud at how prim and proper they both sounded, when just below the surface, tension seethed.
- Thus is the tone set early on, and it's decidedly at odds with our notions today of the prim and proper Victorians.
- She was even prim and proper during the bloopers at the end of her show.
- She has always seen her grandfather as the prim and proper man that her parents know, but as she spends the day with him, she learns that there is more to him than meets the eye.
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