In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1a corker of a shot — un tiro chipocludo Mexico informal
- she's certainly a corker! — ¡ella sí que está buena!
- I might be just a little biased, but this album is an absolute corker, chocka full of great songs that brilliantly document Melissa's move from New York to rural Kansas.
- A bumper crowd at HQ will enjoy what should prove to be an absolute corker of a match, with Wasps and the Tigers providing a climax to this season's series of titanic encounters.
- The CD that comes with this week's NME is a bit of a corker, actually.
- There have been some real corkers, but for unalloyed wonderfulness the latest Porsche 911 is about as good as a car can get.
- Amongst stunning headlines appear a few absolute corkers, complete with astonishing introductory paragraphs.
- The hotel's restaurant sources much of its food locally and, challenged to come up with a Yorkshire breakfast, Andy's chef Steve Varley produced a real corker.
- All right, so their influences are truly opaque: The Beatles, Beach Boys and Oasis, but they have written some corkers and given a new twist to bubblegum pop.
- True to High Fidelity rules, Lullaby of Birdland opens with a corker: an on-air medley of Take the A Train and Caravan by Duke Ellington.
- Manson's deadpan seriousness in wailing these corkers out, banshee style, detracts from the album's good points, namely its well-mixed beats and darkly atmospheric sounds.
- This weekend promised to be a corker as a) we have four days off work, and b) the weather was promised to be good.
- Next, an absolute corker of a day was had in Burgess Park.
- To give you an idea of some of the real corkers in the garden (so you can get them in the ground now), I'll tell you about my favourite autumn beauties.
- We got our copy of this year's yesterday and it's a corker.
- Mind you I thought that this quote was an absolute corker.
- Yet just when The Moon have apparently filed themselves under ‘Far Too Easy Listening’, they produce a corker - the astonishingly good ‘Hero Gets The Girl’.
- The full forward's third goal, after Kingussie had twice come from behind to draw level, was a corker, but Ross will have to wait until the television highlights to appreciate the full brilliance of his effort.
- Goals by Adam Wash, Phil O'Reilly, with two corkers, and Mark Wood won it for Pickering, who face Bridlington in the final of the Wilkinson Sword Trophy second leg tomorrow night.
- The cast is an absolute corker, and the brilliant yarn, about blokes and their battles with love, family and life, comes from the Seachange team.
- And if the rest of the Comedy Festival is as entertaining and funny as this opening, then we're in for a corker.
- I have some corkers, but it's often the late, unconsidered letter that makes the reader shout with glee.
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