In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1adulador masculinoaduladora femeninopelota femenino España coloquialchupamedias masculino Cono Sur Venezuela coloquiallambiscón masculino México coloquiallambiscona femenino México coloquiallambón masculino Colombia coloquiallambona femenino Colombia coloquial
- He calls it a ‘parasite’, which she learned in school is usually defined as a hanger-on, a toady, a sycophant.
- Conversely, but equally false, is the image of a toady who curries favor from higher-ups or someone who twists selfsacrifice into a self-serving art form.
- ‘Your little toadies seem a bit pusillanimous,’ she observed laconically, curious to see if he was as smart as they said he was.
- He was grinning with the expectant air of an ambitious toady as he balanced on his tiptoes.
- The central development of Cromwell from a timid toady to a towering tyrant is well depicted.
- Radio stations lend their microphones to these degenerate rappers who start wars on the air that end up affecting all their sycophants, toadies and lackeys who want to keep it real.
- She would show Lord William that she was not about to turn into a weepy-faced toady over him.
- Should I make some amusing reference to a recent out-of-school meeting, or will the teacher think I'm a toady?
- Others claimed that he had improperly mixed religion and politics and had served as a toady of Prime Minister José María Aznar.
- This was a man so obviously lying to himself and others - so obviously acting a part - that not even the toadies and sycophants lined beaming along the front row of the hall could have believed a word of it.
- The principal and her toadies made it seem that our opinions were important and that the reorganisation would not happen if we were dead set against it.
- You know, the all too familiar signs of smugness, ingratiating habits, or simply the false earnestness and self-satisfaction associated with a testosterone-powered toady.
- Mere subordination is unamusing, and we have a vocabulary that allows us to express our disapproval of people whose aim is nothing else but to please - toady, creep, sycophant, etc., are the correlates of the bully.
- ‘People think us security guards are just stupid, unfeeling corporate toadies, but that's not true,’ he said.
- I admit he can be fearfully blunt at times, but surely that's better than being a toady?
- Imagine that you and your neighbours have just elected a diverse group of community activists to your city council and school board, tossing out an arrogant clique of corporate toadies in the process.
- He was a shameless toady to those above him and a vicious bully to those below him.
- The Chief Coroner could be simply a toady for the department.
- Never has America been so thoroughly in the clutches of fawners, lap dogs, toadies, boot lickers, lick spittles, and Snopses.
- He may have signed off on the idea of creating a youth brigade, and put a gold star in the dossier of the sweating toady who proposed the idea.
1to toady to sb — adular a algn
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