In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(machine) destartalado informala clapped-out car — un cacharro informal
- to be/feel clapped out — estar reventado / hecho polvo
- Yes, I know what you're thinking - it's like I've been given the keys to a Rolls Royce when I'm used to driving a rusty clapped-out Mini Metro…
- Instead we found ourselves trundling everywhere in a clapped-out truck along roads with challenging surfaces.
- One long summer, everything changes for Dizzy: her mother turns up out of the blue after eight years, and whisks her off in a clapped-out van for a summer of free living at festivals.
- If it's a clapped-out old banger you lose your temper, kick the tyres and scream curses when it won't start.
- They cannot trust the old, clapped-out radios in their packs to work when they need them.
- We invariably travelled on some clapped-out smelly bus that made us nauseous with the diesel fumes.
- A group of Bradford friends are planning an ambitious 3,222 mile charity crusade around the UK - in a set of four clapped-out old Ford Fiestas.
- The once frequent sound of the old clapped-out car back-firing has become a thing of the past, and many of us now take our cars by the hand to the NCT Centre, hoping they will pass the rigorous test.
- They see this as money wasted on people who are too old and clapped-out to be exploited for profit.
- Motorists getting rid of clapped-out cars will be told they must pay up to £100 to recycle them.
- These same emissions zones will also catch clapped-out old bangers and poorly-maintained lorries and vans.
- Under new European Union rules, motorists must pay up to £100 to recycle their clapped-out cars, instead of receiving £20-40 for them from a scrap metal dealer.
- The film is set in Buenos Aires in January 1952, as two friends set out on a clapped-out old Norton motorbike to fulfil a restless urge to see the rest of South America before settling down to their medical careers.
- What real advantages are there to be gained from resurrecting a clapped-out scheme that was halted belatedly in the early 1960s?
- It wasn't just that he fell victim to political correctness; audiences had been shrinking for some time and the format was horribly clapped-out.
- Anyway, the drive home along the coast road gave me ample time to wonder what possesses people in clapped-out, overladen vans to drive at 30 kmph without regard to gradient, curves or following traffic.
- He also regularly carried out repairs to an assortment of clapped-out cars which regularly littered his garden and surrounding streets.
- Wednesday night's executive committee decided that the current civic vehicle, a 1988 Vauxhall Carlton, was old and clapped-out.
- It was left to Irwin Stelzer, one of the country's leading economists, to spell out yesterday the consequences of continuing to live with a clapped-out, underfunded system.
- So, if your clapped-out old banger goes phut-phut one day on the motorway, then don't hesitate to dip into your emergency fund to fix it.
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