In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1bumerang masculinebefore noun boomerang effect — efecto (de) bumerang masculine
1tener el efecto contrario al buscadoto boomerang on sb
- the plan boomeranged on him — le salió el tiro por la culata
- Well, perhaps because people are wondering whether this investigation is going to boomerang on the Republican leadership.
- Very few would attempt to use the cursing stone rites now as a mistake in procedure is said to cause the intentions to boomerang.
- However, because of their inefficiency, these restrictions are apt to boomerang against the industry in the long run.
- It is not unknown for government interventions to boomerang creating situations worse than the original problem.
- The comment, however facetious, boomeranged against Sinclair.
- If a facility executive fails to get that buy-in, the new software can boomerang.
- It is bound to boomerang upon them at some point of time or the other.
- The striking workers should believe their collective action might boomerang back at them.
- We need to encourage those countries to think of nuclear weapons as dangerous junk that at best will boomerang and destroy all that they care about.
- For example, the time-honored admonition to make sure kids with colds or the flu rest in bed and get plenty of fluids could actually boomerang.
- A veil should be drawn over his attempted clearance that boomeranged for a Rangers corner.
- If the Government's gamble fails, their talk of insurance and premiums will boomerang back at them.
- When discussing holidays, never be tempted to sound knowledgeable about a place you have not actually visited, because this will boomerang back on you.
- Because if an atmosphere was created or allowed to persist that allowed one minority group to be targeted, it had the potential to boomerang on the others, as well.
- The jealousy and bitterness that he has engendered will boomerang and take its toll from the one who caused this imbalance and disharmony.
- Through this book, I have tried to say that American policies have boomeranged everywhere.
- Development here has often been based on strategies that have boomeranged.
- What we repress, if it is repressed severely enough, can boomerang back on us.
- Don't condemn those who are down; that hardness can boomerang.
- Sooner or later it boomerangs and, like a bad joke, comes back to haunt and ridicule you.
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