In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(blow, stroke)revés masculine
- Gathering the puck, he sent a backhander past the goalie, tying the game.
- He put a backhander past the goaltender with 2: 46 left in the second, giving his team a 2-1 lead.
- Another Dutch star produced a stunner of a backhander for the golden goal.
- All of these tactics can work, just as a slap shot, a snap shot, a wrist shot or a backhander will work in the right situation.
- There was no hesitation, as there has been with so many other shooters, before he fired a backhander behind the goalie.
2British informal(bribe)soborno masculinemordida feminine Mexico informalcoima feminine Southern Cone informal
- This was an economy of licence fees, backhanders and extortion.
- The ferry owner says some officials take backhanders to issue fitness certificates and licenses for vessels that are not shipshape.
- Petty corruption is rife in the country, from backhanders in hospitals to police rip-offs; foreign businessmen rank it as among Asia's most fraud-ridden economies.
- We know that the legal authorities have proven untrustworthy, and we have heard reports of backhanders by police and general corruption.
- Energy deregulation resulted from lobbying by executives and backhanders paid to politicians.
- If that doesn't get you noticed, you can always supplement your civil service pension with backhanders.
- ‘They give small allocations to the clubs involved,’ he said, ‘in favour of corporate hospitality and backhanders to sponsors,’ he said.
- It is now worth more than 100 times that figure, partly due to rezoning which, it is alleged, was facilitated by backhanders to county councillors.
- There could be backhanders, bribed officials and matches fixed.
- Judges are often bought off and the country's massive bureaucracy is riddled with layers of corruption involving endless backhanders.
- Detectives are investigating a senior figure at the Council following claims that the official received backhanders from companies which operated local council contracts.
- The problem is not just the bribes and the backhanders, it is the way political parties are financed through private donations.
- His payment for the information he provided was modest, as backhanders go: a small truck.
- I have received personal criticism in nasty sniping ways, even being accused publicly of taking a backhander.
- Perhaps he takes backhanders and lives in Monaco at the weekend.
- I've had people ringing me up telling me that my career is over, and I've had people try and offer me huge backhander sums to slip them some information.
- Let there be no more blank cheques, backhanders or silent funding!
- If you are going to give people backhanders to keep them on, the structure goes out of the window, and goodness knows where you end up.
- His friend Alfie - a cop suspended for accepting backhanders - has a moneymaking idea.
- Paying backhanders or providing fake employment information will be punished.
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