In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I was therefore decidedly nervous as I tippy-toed out of my drive in Autodelta's passport to the next life.
- We have to tippy-toe in and out of our houses because of the muck and dirt on it.
- The black clouds of despair have lifted from the household as my mood and energy levels have improved, and now my husband doesn't have to tippy-toe around me and do crazy chicken dances to try and cheer me up.
- The more things stay the same, the more they change - at least in the present analysis of the defending champion Angels, who tippy-toe into the final two months of the season in very familiar surroundings.
- ‘When you go into the lion's den, you don't tippy-toe in,’ Ravens coach Brian Billick said.
- By the time we had passed Pip, Chris & the Gloucester contingent on their way out, and tippy-toed past the four sleepy Lesser Horseshoe bats, we were well into the cave.
- It's hard to tippy-toe around the subject when the subject opens the door, asks you in, gives you a drink, and agrees with everything you say.
- They had to tippy-toe about for hours on end before leaping six feet into the air from a standing start.
- When I hit the second set of barriers, I actually RAN over them instead of tippy-toeing.
- A couple of hours of tippy-toeing around and we'd only covered a distance of maybe twice this room, and all we'd come across was a half dozen planks of wood.
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