In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1they live way out in the boondocks — viven en el quinto pino Spain informal
- A rich media company buying up small stations in the boondocks might easily invest a lot of money in those stations to improve their news programs.
- And I don't reside in the boondocks where there are no services; I live in one of the biggest, most business-oriented suburbs of Chicago.
- But then here comes Jesus, the young upstart from the boondocks who has been raising eyebrows with his persistence and skill and surprising strategies.
- ‘They're of the mind that we're out here in the boondocks and therefore they can do what they please,’ he said.
- Steve's got a really lovely house out in the middle of the Michigan boondocks.
- I don't think anyone should sit around and say, ‘I don't care that people who live in the boondocks and are dialing in over a modem can't access my site.’
- Are you sure you want to trade all this in on an acreage in the boondocks of Alabama?
- Call it a boondocks mentality - that persists despite our international cachet.
- Chester stops for a red light, the first one we have encountered after fifteen minutes of driving, our house is so out in the boondocks.
- The first guy landed about halfway down the mat and went sailing out into the boondocks tearing off his gear and banging up his airplane rather badly.
- And the superintendents of these places encouraged that because it made them look good: here they are out in the boondocks and a famous doctor has visited them.
- Paco, from the boondocks of Spain, dreams of becoming a bullfighter.
- Sacred cows should graze with caution in the boondocks.
- Last night we went to the boondocks (or as close an approximation as we could get to the boondocks, living in L.A.) to watch the Perseid meteor shower.
- We're way out in the boondocks of Delaware, in this little place called Georgetown, one street town.
- So understanding why new businesses do or don't emerge in the boondocks is essential to my career and the well-being of my family.
- Now Nevada City has the cultural advantages of a small city and the rural advantages of the boondocks.
- Its officers were no longer languishing in the boondocks, but were an influential part of the Washington scene.
- He hoped that he hadn't done anything too stupid, though in this desert boondocks, what sort of trouble could he have gotten into?
- But I drift from the point, which is: what is a sane, accomplished, professional clarinet player to do while stuck out in the boondocks?
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