In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- But in the end the film is sunk by toe-curling dialogue and transparently awkward emoting.
- Halligan's efforts at cheeky humour were toe-curling.
- The second, though not quite matching the first's coruscating brilliance, was still peppered with hysterical moments and the usual quota of toe-curling tomfoolery.
- It may not be the dirtiest election in history, but it will almost certainly be the most toe-curling.
- The self-satisfaction and smugness of the text is toe-curling and its frequent sickening doses of sentimentality are like being forced-fed chopped liver with chicken fat.
- Another toe-curling fact is that while it costs on average £3.5m to make a solo British movie, they typically take in less than £1m at the box office.
- Where can you meet the sanctimonious priest who knows more than he's letting on, the drunken father making a toe-curling speech at his daughter's wedding, or the schoolboy with unspeakable personal habits?
- As an exercise in cheerleading it was a toe-curling disaster.
- This is an approximation, the original was even more toe-curling, if you can believe it.
- The toe-curling sex scenes alone, which only the Spanish seem able to deliver, make the rental fee a small price to pay.
- It's a toe-curling moment in a frequently stupid film.
- He lacks any backbone, as becomes apparent during the toe-curling dinner party that forms the play.
- The slipshod nature of so much of Kilmarnock's efforts throughout the afternoon was toe-curling.
- This show is really just an excuse to rehash some old jokes, routines and toe-curling audience singalongs within a theatrical format.
- I would love to avoid the toe-curling surprise presentation of a leaving card.
- We miss its toe-curling political incorrectness, its shabby vulgarity, its embarrassed actors, and its toilet-roll scripts.
- The blissful expression on the instructors face was toe-curling.
- It was only a couple of minutes after his toe-curling DJ'ing started that I gave up and turned over.
- Each of the six separate playlets showcased a man-woman relationship, pinpointing toe-curling aspects of British life across the spectrum and behind the net curtains.
- When we catch up on the phone it's to discuss her latest short-lived conquest, the details of which are usually colourful, sometimes toe-curling and always entertaining.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
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