In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1caos masculinodesquicio masculino Río de la Platathe meeting was a terrible shambles — la reunión fue el desquicio más absoluto Río de la Plata
- they left the place a shambles — lo dejaron todo patas arriba
- In 1853, Louisa Dalton Bird Cunningham was aboard a steamer on the Potomac sailing from Philadelphia to her plantation in South Carolina when she saw Mount Vernon in a shambles.
- He was not very successful in his attempts, for the finances of the Empire were in a shambles and would take time to recover.
- The business focus was too narrow, customers were not sufficiently valued, and the work culture was in a shambles.
- I don't want to come home and find my half in a shambles.
- The California energy disaster has left the once-vigorous electricity deregulation process in shambles.
- Currently the education system is in a shambles.
- He found his colony in a shambles, most of its inhabitants gone.
- By evening, David and Yohanna's house was in a shambles.
- The next day, the housekeeper arrived to find the place in a shambles.
- But he had been sadly mistaken and his life was in a shambles now because of it.
- The second is that the first scene is such a shambles it only makes any sense when you reach the end.
- The room was in shambles and their master laid crumpled and bleeding on the floor.
- He recovered peace, he recovered provinces, and he recovered the finances, which were in a shambles after the civil war.
- It's been a dreadful year for the broadband industry, with DSL phone service, particularly, in a shambles.
- So in a daze of confusion she entered her house to find her room in shambles and a shadow of a person sitting on her bed.
- Now the U.S. telecommunications industry lies in a shambles, and it has the potential to damage the entire economy.
- The countryside is a shambles, full of cut-throats and wild animals.
- Despite the wonder of the things in it, the room was in shambles; everything was strewn about across desks and tables, bookshelves, and even the floor.
- Forget the scare stories you heard when the lights went out: America's electrical grid isn't in a shambles.
- I think the border is in a shambles of smuggling, pollution, contagious diseases.
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