In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1punto de ebullición masculineto be at/reach boiling point — estar/ponerse al rojo vivo
- I'm at boiling point — estoy a punto de estallar
- This move will just add to the pressure, and our collective psyche will reach boiling point.
- The simmering social tensions reached boiling point when two young men were shot and killed after hundreds of workers were involved in a blockade of the city's major roads.
- Alicia stared at him, her anger reaching boiling point.
- The Police this week called off a community meeting before it began, as it appeared that emotions had reached boiling point and could spill over into violence.
- The group will be entering a country where political tensions threaten to reach boiling point, with looming elections and bitter infighting.
- Public anger reached boiling point when, in March 2001, it announced plans to close up to 10 schools.
- My frustration with the entire situation has finally reached a boiling point.
- I was about to see Acorn Antiques the musical and had gone with my friend Mouse who is the only person I know whose excitement levels can reach boiling point.
- His anger was reaching the boiling point, his new-found control quickly vanishing.
- Deliberately leading a herd to a neighbor's land was outrageous, and talking about it brought his anger to the boiling point.
- Way back, before I was born, there was a situation that brewed to a boiling point in California and created a very bizarre segment of American history.
- Travis read the tidbits of information as anger filled him to the boiling point.
- The issue should have been decisively dealt with some time ago, rather than having been allowed to simmer until it reached boiling point, as appears to be the case right now.
- Just watching him made my anger rise to near boiling point.
- In Chile the crisis reached a boiling point in August.
- The sick result of the government's policy is to increase the pressures in such families to boiling point, leading in some cases to violence.
- Sidney Lumet's film is a thriller in the classic sense and slowly builds tension to boiling point.
- An ownership battle followed, reaching a boiling point earlier this year when he issued eviction notices to the residents without any prior warning.
- The good doctor's role seems to be to push Dave to the boiling point, allowing him to vent all the pent-up anger within his repressed soul.
- Tensions reached a boiling point when Linda stormed out of an ethnographer's meeting.
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