In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1insolenteborde España coloquialdon't get stroppy with me — no te insolentes conmigo
- Watch out for irritability, being more stroppy with other people and not sleeping very well.
- ‘Hawick people are very stroppy,’ says Barnes.
- If you can't keep the lid on a couple of stroppy 14-year-olds, you are in the wrong job.
- Then the woman this morning got stroppy because I expected a free breakfast.
- Marina is the superficially assured yet vulnerable one, naughty, stroppy, self-serving and extrovert, rebelling against her unstable home life.
- Sounds great, but to be honest, given the choice, I think I'd rather deal with the stroppy teenager - particularly if the subject is male.
- He got stroppy after being ‘forcibly ushered out’ but did not use any industrial language.
- I was starting to do a caesarean section on a really stroppy cow who was kicking and thrashing about all over the place.
- And will this leave Lyle cast as the stroppy adolescent?
- Sarah is stroppy, opinionated and interfering.
- Every time I had some form of prize or something he really got very stroppy about it.
- ‘She's a stroppy one all right, and she will play to the crowd,’ she added.
- You don't have to be a millionaire to come here, but if you want to hang out with stroppy supermodels, it probably helps.
- There must be easier ways of embezzling money than having to drain the bank accounts of a couple of stroppy kids.
- All the kids were unspeakably cute even when they were being stroppy.
- No, actually, I'll take stroppy little Eva over the ‘deep and spiritual’ Yaya or Amanda any day.
- It's like a university tutorial conducted not by the Professor but by a stroppy student.
- However, the Beckhams tend to get a bit stroppy if anyone dares wonder if their marriage is in trouble.
- You've been very unhappy and as a result become willful and stroppy.
- This is another way of saying he's very stroppy.
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