In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be in/get in(to) a tizzy — estar/ponerse nervioso
- Consternation froths up into a fragrant tizz of sympathetic disapproval.
- So my husband Mark called me in a tizzy this morning.
- The British Blogosphere is getting itself into a tizzy about the Red Army Fraction and the concept of ‘understanding terrorism’.
- The two governments went into a tizzy of wheeling and dealing of a sort not seen since Texas oil millionaires found out about Saudi Arabia.
- While most capitals in the region are battening down the hatches against bird flu, a creature of another kind has sent Jakarta residents into a tizzy.
- It is this last one that has me in a tizzy - how on earth does one ‘make’ your job a chore without totally losing it altogether?
- You know, it's time to throw out this archaic notion of age 30 as old or beginning middle age or whatever it is that gets people in such a tizzy.
- They are working themselves into a complete tizzy over it.
- India's textile industry is in a tizzy as new duties on bed linens and other textile products will hurt textile majors with considerable clout.
- Count Thibault and his servant Andre are in a tizzy after being transported from the 12 th century to modern-day Chicago.
- Oh yes, all the cognoscenti are clutching their pearls and the anti-choice groups are running their own ads and everybody's in a tizzy.
- A reader with a Ph.D. in Eastern European History writes in response to the recent tizzy over Martino.
- The very idea that the government would want to treat access to bandwidth as even remotely analogous to access to highways has latter-day asphalt manufacturers in a tizzy.
- The country went into a tizzy when the official announcement of the visit was made and, it seemed at the time, every man, woman and child said they were going to see him.
- Did the story's technological wrinkle throw the Times into a tizzy?
- Meanwhile, The NY Times does a big story on liberal bloggers that apparently has the right blogosphere in a complete tizzy.
- Wall Street is in a tizzy and Main Street is kind of tense.
- With a mass of further celebrations to come, the community is in a tizzy of excitement.
- Don't let them work you into a tizzy, let them stir their stupid pot.
- As a fierce penguin lover, I'm in a bit of a tizzy over this.
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