In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Rubicón masculinoto cross the Rubicon — cruzar / atravesar el Rubicón
- Bulgaria is crossing a Rubicon of social change, and is a society learning anew how to live together.
- Fraser takes this lack of reaction as evidence that a Rubicon has been crossed.
- In my view, the damages that flow from the loss of profits from a secondary bargain lie on the far side of a Rubicon that should not be crossed; reasonable foreseeability takes us only to the shore.
- The head of research at a big-time doll maker informs us that a Rubicon has been passed: ‘Dolls are becoming less like toys,’ he says, ‘and more like miniature robots, digital companions.’
- There was a faint feeling of a Rubicon being crossed.
- There may have been a time in the world's history when such moments fully revealed their gravity, with witches prophesying on a blasted heath of visible Rubicons to be crossed.
- However, kids cross a Rubicon at a certain age, when they want to do, not to watch, they want to control, not be controlled.
- For Kumble, Adelaide was a Rubicon crossing in more ways than one.
- Much harder and steeper than the Salathé, Mescalito seemed far beyond a Rubicon I would never cross.
- More worryingly, was some Rubicon crossed in society when the authority of the courts to dispense justice was usurped to the demands of television?
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