In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to have an argy-bargy with sb — tener una trifulca / pelotera con algn informal
- I don't want any argy-bargy — no quiero discusiones
- The Portuguese striker, of course, was central to another bout of argy-bargy.
- They all waited, and then there was a bit of an argy-bargy.
- There's a great bit of cultural/political argy-bargy going on in the current issue of JMI, the music magazine that makes a habit of stirring things up in the worlds of traditional and classical music.
- It was a lot of fun - it is said that good wine makes for great conversation, and I am pleased to say that there was no major political argy-bargy going on.
- Senegal win a corner on the left, but there's a bit of argy-bargy in the box.
- There was a bit of argy-bargy in the scrum, but nothing worth reading too much into.
- It was a good race, there was no argy-bargy going on.
- The argy-bargy overshadowed a fascinating and fluctuating game.
- Why we're still having this argy-bargy is that the two main parties are anxious to put off what they believe will be this election's make-or-break issue for them.
- It looked, without prejudice, a moment of unstructured argy-bargy.
- But each issue should be taken on its merits… The search for a federal system that is supple enough to serve our economic and social needs today and into the future is far too important to be sacrificed to political argy-bargy.
- There has been a bit of argy-bargy in the House this afternoon, but I am absolutely serious when I say that this is an issue that is critical to New Zealand's future.
- There is often both argy-bargy and trickiness in discussions, and truth, justice and common sense are often casualties.
- He has been a good chairman and put up with a lot of argy-bargy.
- No raised voices, no argy-bargy, just Alfred and three or four chefs calmly taking care of the orders as they come in.
- There's nothing like getting involved in a bit of argy-bargy to take your mind off the fact that you haven't moved in 20 minutes.
- Yesterday, Sal had a wobbly moment at school that Flynn hadn't previously been aware of; he soon realises that it came straight after their bit of argy-bargy in the diner.
- Legal argy-bargy between the different memory companies is also likely to have a serious effect on the entire PC industry, and eventually on consumers too.
- Strangely enough after a bit of argy-bargy the play was transformed and both sides improved as did the quality of the game.
- The venue for all this intellectual argy-bargy was the rectory of Sacred Heart Church in Hubbard Woods, where my Uncle Reynold was pastor.
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