In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- He was could have passed for a city gent: clean cut, camel coat, a product of his times.
- Like a city gent affecting country ways, the Tory leader rolled up in a light-green jumper with tie barely showing.
- It came in casually and became more and more formal with the dark suit, becoming the uniform of the city gent.
- There is one particularly striking image of a city gent walking with the Bank of England on one side and a coalman on the other, lifting a bag of coal from his truck.
- They were city gents and people found them patronising.
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