In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
2British informalwhat a blinking nerve! — ¡qué cara! informal
- what a blinking idiot! — ¡qué tipo más imbécil!
- And a whole blinking decade later, it might be possible to wonder what you were on at the time.
- We have no blinking idea how to program that yet.
- I ran the entire bath but it was too cold and then the blinking water ran out.
- My outgoings were less than my incomings this month… and about blinking time too.
- What the blinking blazes was going on with all those votes?
- How many symptoms of utter blinking derangement can you count in the two lead sentences of the story?
- Photocopy pages from a travel guide: don't take the whole blinking book, and look like an idiot tourist while trying to find page 576.
- It's still happening - it's a blinking nightmare.
- What in the blinking blue blazes is he talking about?
- As he passed the mobile back, the driver muttered in Thai something to the effect that all foreigners are a blinking nuisance.
- The real problem is I don't want to be a blinking teacher at all, despite the fact that I like the children.
- As in, I can't put the blinking nets up because I am too short.
- At least I have the screen shot of it to remind me of passing blinking Level 9.
- I look back at the passengers, some of whom are blinking trying to work out what his issue is.
- This rhetoric could only reassure if you were a blinking idiot and hadn't seen any news coverage of the current situation at all.
- Well, a lot more flipping interesting than the blinking Suburbs, I reckoned.
- We're still nowhere near knowing who the blinking flip the guy actually is.
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