In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Exercise seemed to help the nausea, although I was weak-kneed with hunger, cold, and probably fear.
- He often prepared dishes that he and Becky had discovered in their nomadic hippie days in Mexico, and I still get weak-kneed just thinking of his roasted Coca-Cola chicken with hominy and his boiled yucca with olive oil and sea salt.
- The target audience will instead be those red-blooded men who go weak-kneed when they see a sweaty woman astride a horse, dressed in leather and wielding a battle axe.
- His eyes met mine and I felt curiously light-headed and weak-kneed. I tore my eyes away with an effort, trying not to think about him.
- He said he had a stomachache and felt weak-kneed.
- Adam opened the door for Maria and helped her out of the car, putting a steadying arm around her waist since, between sleeping pills and vomiting, she was still a little queasy and weak-kneed.
- It wasn't exertion that left him weak-kneed and trembling, but rather the gut-wrenching horror of Joe's scream and his pleas for mercy.
- Hereabouts ewes wander at will followed by their weak-kneed, painfully innocent lambs, the majority just days old.
- Diane clutched my hand and looked at me with a hunger in her eyes, a come-hither look that always made me feel weak-kneed and helpless, like putty in her hands.
- Women went weak-kneed at the sight of him; soon after the film opened, he received 3,000 proposals of marriage in a week.
- Curiously weak-kneed and breathless, I climb onto the trackside and check my time: 74.16 seconds.
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