In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to give sth an airing — ventilar / airear algo
- Would a good airing on a breezy day be enough to freshen it?
- Apparently, the covenants of our homeowners association forbid the airing of laundry outside.
- Vacuum curtains once in a while and give the sheets an airing as often as you can.
- When the sun shone we liked to give our blankets a good airing.
- A product made of felt does not require washing often: a thorough airing in moist weather is usually enough.
2(public exposure)the issue received its first airing recently — el problema se ventiló por primera vez hace poco
- I hear these topics regularly being discussed in private and feel it is time that a public airing was given to the matter.
- Shouldn't there be some evenhandedness, with bad buildings by good architects also receiving a public airing?
- Others claimed the problems of the estate should not have received such a public airing.
- The debate was interesting though and it was good to hear the subject getting an airing.
- He stressed he was not making any presumptions about her outlook, but said she had considerable experience of incineration projects and her views on this area needed to be given a public airing.
- Is there some further development planned in the future which has not yet had a public airing?
- ‘It would be an understatement to say I was a bit dismayed, saddened and a little bit angry with the public airing of your views,’ he said.
- There are, though, real issues which need a public airing and an election campaign is one time when those issues should be able to get media time and grab the public attention.
- It is excellent to see the results of this work receive a public airing in a very readable form, but at the same time disappointing that the material has not been attacked in a more systematic manner.
- They've said all the allegations and incidents aired in the media so far have been simply the public airing of internal investigations that are already underway.
- Though all the cheering may have muffled a public airing of hard questions, insiders knew them all too well: Can golf really work in the inner city?
- The public airing of information gathered in a police investigation runs the real risk of contaminating that investigation.
- Whistle-blowers are typically protected by federal and state laws because, as a policy matter, we as a society want to encourage the public airing of official wrongdoing.
- Nor can it provide the public airing of evidence that is sorely needed here - particularly since this is a case in which a revered institution has used its privileged place to silence victims.
- This sort of ethical perspective has not been given a public airing.
- Thanks to a variety of industry sources, we can give several of these projects a public airing for the first time.
- Indeed, ethical ‘debate’ on this model, can hardly be more than the airing of opinions.
- Our friend Cath has just had a baby, and has passed on this useful advice. I felt it was worth a wider airing.
- There's strength in the diversity of warning systems, if only because it allows the airing of dissenting opinions on whether a particular threat is serious.
- The public airing of what many treated as a private liaison will make many observers more careful about their electronic correspondence.
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