In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1formal(actor/liar/politician) consumadowith consummate mastery — con consumada maestría
- Watt's debt to Ingres is clear in the subtle handling of tonal shifts, depiction of lush designs and, not least, her consummate skill with oils.
- But he does, as well as a range of other noises which he throws in with consummate elegance and wit.
- They are the consummate show band, highly skilled musicians with theatrical flair, and their live shows are sure to be an explosive and unforgettable experience.
- Eddie, who graced many hurling fields with his consummate skills in the 1960s and 70s, is truly one of the hurling ‘greats’ and a fine gentleman too.
- The whirlwind paced action inherently requires meticulous timing and control, which the cast display with consummate verve and flair.
- He's a consummate politician, skilled at spinning his own legends.
- Through his consummate technical skill and artistic vision, Botticelli brings this heroic progress brilliantly and miraculously to life.
- All played the instrument with the most consummate skill.
- A better PM, with the persuasive skills which a consummate politician should have could have at his command, evolved a consensus.
- He took great and justifiable pride in his trucking skills and was recognized as the consummate professional by his peers.
- The Mughal artists were superb craftsmen and their draughtsmanship and use of colour showed consummate skill.
- Ditzy PA's, lads, louts, and starlets, John Ullyatt and John Kirkpatrick portrayed them all with aplomb, heart, and consummate skill.
- He used his talents for the smoke-filled room to head a minority government with consummate political skill.
- Nixon was a consummate liar, but he was by no means alone for he was operating on the belief that very different standards of morality apply to those in power.
- How can he recover as the consummate talent he is?
- This all-popular group comprises three gifted artistes, Rene, Julot and Lolo, who are not only consummate performers but also perfectionists as acrobats.
- The performances in one of his earliest plays, are as you would expect, very polished and played with consummate ease.
- Forster, who has always written fiction with the consummate skills of a social historian, says that diaries often explode the concept of ‘ordinariness’.
- In concert Glenn Tilbrook is that rare breed of consummate musician, ultimate professional and all-round fun guy.
- At any rate, Ekeus cannot have it both ways: Kamel cannot be both ‘a consummate liar’ and a prime witness at the same time.
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