In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Clothingbutton-down collar — cuello cuyas puntas se abotonan a la camisa
- It was a nice white button-down shirt, with a collar and everything.
- I put on a pair of khaki pants, a blue button-down Polo oxford, and even a tie.
- Can I wear a button-down collar with a suit and tie?
- It works best with wide ties made from heavy fabrics and should be worn with a tab, button-down or regular spread collar.
- Lunchtime brings out young-ish men in khakis and button-down shirts who avoid the homeless sleeping on benches.
- So if you're wearing a '60s button-down shirt with retro cuffs and a big collar, wear it with a regular suit or a cool pair of jeans.
- Shirt styles offer straight and button-down collars, optional embroidered monogramming, and button or double cuffs.
- Whether it's tight or loose-fitting, has a wide or narrow collar, get yourself at least one striped button-down shirt.
- What he was getting at were such telling details as never wearing a button-down collar with a tie - I would go further on this point and revise it to the simpler, and fairer, never wear a button-down collar at all.
- His eyes were like chips of jade gems, matching the bottle-green color of his button-down shirt worn beneath the white doctor's knee-length jacket.
- The light-weight button-down shirt with banned collar and shirttail hem is designed for maximum comfort and ease of movement.
- I even found that a good, relatively heavy, button-down shirt worked well with jeans and made a good impression on management.
- And the button-down variety always felt like they'd been dipped in starch, stiff and scratchy.
- She was dressed in a long blue and pink flowery skirt that looked as though it was pulled out from the sixties and she also wore a plain blue, long sleeved button-down shirt with a high collar.
- It sports a slightly curious design, in that there's a button-down collar which buttons down invisibly, on the inside of the collar, by means of a tiny little loop of fabric.
- Today, I can say that my wardrobe consists of a variety of tab, spread, point, and button-down collars.
2US informal(staid, conventional)acartonado
- That is not always an easy task in the button-down halls of Congress, where many aides remain closeted.
- At the risk of looking too button-down with the sweater set, the skirt has some little sequins on it, though you can only see the sequins if you look very closely.
- I couldn't take any more of that button-down world.
- Unlike most news anchors, who are known for button-down decorum and a calming presence, he has been a persistently outspoken, dramatic and frequently polarizing figure.
- And companies used to button-down management types may not be attracted to these fast-paced, open-ended methods.
- His button-down style will accessorize Walton's tie-dyes nicely.
- She took pride in being a pioneer, part of the first wave of women fighting to be taken seriously in the bureau's male-dominated, button-down culture.
- The atmosphere was far from the cool, button-down academic reserve typical of such institutions.
- Kamikawa finds herself among a growing group of Japanese public officials who buck the convention of button-down politics.
- The dream she went on to pursue, once she left the button-down world of Big Five accounting, went well beyond piercing her epidermis with pigment-laden needles.
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