In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- And while expensive star signings have won lacklustre ratings, the channel's film arm has produced a string of critical and commercial bombs.
- LCD televisions are all the rage, but a space-saving panel with a picture to rival your traditional set will cost a bomb.
- The show didn't cost a bomb and was in aid of a local charity for children.
- The Greenwich Millennium Village's developers must be making an absolute bomb out of the old gasworks.
- Soft-toys available in upmarket shops cost a bomb, whereas the toys here are priced at a very affordable range.
- The place was very small, and the drinks cost a bomb!
- Drinks run the gamut from Manhattans to Martinis but shaken or stirred they cost a bomb.
- Whether that means adding on another bathroom, or a garden shed - this legislation does not detail that - it will cost a bomb.
- It cost a bomb, but the university footed the bill, as I had to move at their request.
- And here's your workstation - it cost a bomb, and it's the latest and fastest, I believe.
- They may be high fashion, and they may well cost a bomb, but they are, fundamentally, half your basic shell suit.
- I told him that it would cost a bomb and that my Mom and Dad would never allow it.
- It must have cost a bomb but it looked absolutely amazing on her.
- Of course, some of them cost a bomb, but their effect in a home makes up for everything.
1.1(explosive device, be successful)bomba femininethe room looked as if a bomb had hit it — la habitación estaba toda patas arriba
- to go down a bomb — hacer furor
- to go like a bomb — ir como un bólido
- the party went like a bomb — la fiesta fue un exitazo
- the business is going like a bomb — el negocio marcha a las mil maravillas
- to put a bomb under sb — darle una sacudida a algn
- A guard activated a radio-jamming device immediately so the bomb couldn't be detonated, West wrote.
- Car bombs are a very significant part, car bombs, truck bombs, explosive devices.
- A deadly manuscript bomb set off in an American city.
- The second night attack, which used high explosive and incendiary bombs alternately, caused the first man-made firestorm which affected an area of 22sq.km.
- Those left behind learned to live with the fear of explosive or incendiary bombs.
- Many people were killed, including a friend of mine who was hit by shrapnel from a van bomb.
- One day in October, a bomb exploded under his truck.
- A passenger said the sound of the impact sounded like a bomb exploding.
- At 7.49 am, a backpack bomb tore through their train as it entered Santa Eugenia station, nine miles from Atocha.
- Similarly, although aircraft might contain high-explosive bombs, the target might require cluster bomb units.
- Recent attempted van bomb attacks were foiled in Derry and Belfast.
- The court heard that the bomb contained high explosives that were normally used for mining explosions in Northern Ireland.
- It is why they blow up big bombs in civilian crowds.
- The employment of car and truck bombs demonstrates a level of expertise that perhaps would suggest the involvement of well-trained terrorists.
- But the owner used his telecommunications expertise to prepare the mobile phones that detonated the train bombs by remote control.
- He would fill the cores of bombs with explosives, and part of his job was to go to the aboveground nuclear tests in Nevada.
- Following last Friday's bicycle bomb murder, a large number of workers went on strike in the city today.
- He made sure of that when he sent her a package bomb that blew off her hands and nearly killed her.
- Big Ben has more recently figured in fevered truck bomb scenarios that result in it crashing down.
- It was later discovered that the bombs were practice bombs, filled with concrete or plaster, rather than explosives.
- In the warehouse, Morriss's trap detonated, and a bomb exploded.
- Exactly one year ago today, a devastating truck bomb tore through the Headquarters, killing 22 people.
- They also discuss how to make a pressure cooker bomb and using a Walkman headset into a bobby-trapped device.
- The building has been targeted before, and was the scene of a massive van bomb in 1993.
- It appeared the car was booby-trapped and the bomb was detonated by remote control.
- But even the remote controlled bombs are not the perfect weapon.
- The majority of guerrilla attacks on US occupation forces have been carried out by remotely detonated bombs or rocket-propelled grenades.
- The latest technology of death - incendiary bombs and high explosives - rained down on unprotected people for three hours.
- A bomb or a missile explodes, spreading the chemical or biological agent over a wide area.
- There have been a total of 35 shooting attacks, and 13 bombs exploded.
- The dirty bomb was made from a material called radioactive zirconium which was packed into a bomb casing with high explosives.
- However, nothing happened until about 9.00 am when the capital was attacked with both incendiary and high explosive bombs.
- According to some reports the bomb contained material which was also found in bombs which exploded last year in blocks of flats situated in the suburbs of Moscow.
- He said the bomb was detonated by remote control.
- Just as my vehicle crossed an aqueduct, they detonated a homemade bomb by remote control and it tore through the floor of my car.
- Not all of the bombs detonated on impact, and many still lie in the ground here.
- An exact mix of high explosive and incendiary bombs was used to start the kind of fires that burned Dresden.
- A bomb or grenade also exploded on the road during the shooting, but caused no casualties.
- According to sources, dissident groups are now at work planning to plant bombs or detonate incendiary devices.
- That night airships dropped high explosive bombs and incendiaries on Bradley, Tipton, Wednesbury and Walsall.
1.2(atomic or nuclear)the bomb — la bomba (atómica)
- Despite the unarguable logic of the bomb, nuclear wars don't happen.
- These proposals were eventually rejected for fear that the use of the bomb might provoke a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.
- Let me say that I have a strong but constructive critique against parts of the traditional left with regard to their attitude to the bomb and nuclear power.
- The danger is that the government's scaremongering proves so effective that if the worst comes to pass, lives will be lost as a result of fear and ignorance rather than the direct effects of the bomb.
- Harry Truman, who made the decision to use it, shared with the electorate the opinion that the bomb was a legitimate weapon.
- The age of the bomb, and of other weapons of mass destruction (chemical and biological) continues.
- Of little military significance, the city of 250,000 provided a good test of the bomb's destructiveness.
- From the very outset all the combatants knew that the bomb would be both a weapon of destruction and a weapon of terror.
- Part one, describing the destructive effects of the bomb on the population of the two cities, was published on August 6.
- Once inside the target, burning uranium is another part of the bomb's destructive power.
2USinformal(flop)desastre masculine informalfracaso masculine
3Britishinformal(large sum)dineral masculineplatal masculine South America informalpastón masculine Spain informallanón masculine Mexico informalit cost a bomb — costó un dineral (/ un platal etc. )
1(from air)(factory/city) bombardear
2(plant bomb in)(shop/train/hotel) colocar una bomba en
3USinformal(condemn)poner por los suelos informal
1(flop)ser un fracasoestrellarse informaltronar Mexico informaljalar Peru informalI bombed in physics — me bocharon en física
2British(go fast)ir a toda mecha informalir a todo lo que da informal
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