In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I'd say a lot of them are totally bored and let their minds wander to the dinner, the match or Mrs Nolan's rig-out.
- What's the betting that you've a rig-out that's seen the light of day once and has since been languishing in your wardrobe?
- A pretty smart rig-out, I thought, for a night out at the pub.
- We took special glee in laughing at all the ice-skaters' hilarious rig-outs and the obscure terminology that seems to go with that activity.
- He is unapologetic about the rig-out: ‘I wear all the gear all the time.’
- Finally, to the member of staff called Norman, thanks for praising my rig-out, you made me feel a million dollars in my ever-so-cheap outfit.
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