In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Just call me a cockeyed optimist.
- It sounds sort of cockeyed, but dreams have to start somewhere.
- Most beneficiaries of this cockeyed system have the grace to keep their heads down and mouths shut.
- It's the tale of Malcolm, an art school drop out who persuades his hapless friends to join his cockeyed crusade against the system.
- We might ask ourselves: If these ideas are so self-evidently cockeyed and reactionary, why do they keep advancing?
- Does this readiness to invest in so-called safety devices represent sheer barking madness or a rather admirable brand of cockeyed optimism?
- He lacks customary deference to party elders (and to the media's own cockeyed definition of reality).
- At this juncture, even a cockeyed optimist has difficulty seeing much hope.
- They are just a bunch of cockeyed optimists, those stock analysts.
- His original proposition - cut taxes regressively, double military spending, shrink government and balance the federal budget - looked cockeyed from the start.
- After 17 years of European style instrument making, he finally came up with a product, which is a hybrid mixture of discipline, practicality and Australian cockeyed optimism.
- ‘What needs to happen is this civic centre should be refurbished and what we don't need is some cockeyed plan put forward for another site,’ he said.
- Well, one's first impression is that nature has played a cockeyed practical joke.
- In this cockeyed world, only the market is truly democratic, a view as crazy as it is increasingly influential.
- I'm so afraid that he'll forget me, that it wasn't real, and that this will become just another nail in the coffin of my cockeyed optimism.
- I would have thought that suburbanites would be the very last to indulge in such a cockeyed fanciful endeavour.
- Blogs open up new vistas for you and force you to consider sometimes cockeyed points of view that end up giving you more perspective.
- As a cockeyed optimist with a cynical streak, I've got the best of both worlds.
- The producer comes up with this cockeyed idea, and the screenwriter pretends to treat what the producer's saying as wisdom, just so he'll get the job.
- It's this kind of muddled headed logic that seems now so typical of his cockeyed view on many issues.
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- His cockeyed, comic leer will keep us from taking any situation too seriously.
- Her ponytail is cockeyed, and it makes her head look off, swollen slightly over her ear.
- ‘I need to keep this job you know,’ she said with a cockeyed grin.
- Looking at the assembly, it obviously was cockeyed, which would have caused uneven wear and tear on the seal over time, with ultimate failure.
- She burst into the hovel, knocking the cockeyed door from its lone rusty hinge.
- With a cockeyed cap, huge black gown, diploma in hand and silly grin, many college graduates envision a ready-made, wonderful life awaiting them.
- There is a cedar wreath with dried flowers leaning at a cockeyed angle against the cross.
- ‘I bet it's not so long,’ he said with a cockeyed grin.
- There was a cold furnace festooned with service pipes and otherwise nothing but cockeyed telegraph poles and loops of wire in a bare waste of ashes.
- His usual cockeyed grin betrays the fact that he's being honorably discharged for coming out to his commanding officer.
- With his day's growth of stubble, short black hair and cockeyed smile he seemed more like a rogue or highwayman than magician.
- The figures in Graham's work often look cockeyed.
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