In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1literary(murderer)degollador masculinedegolladora feminineasesino masculineasesina feminine
- And of course the fact that there are elections in the offing would have absolutely nothing to do with the timing of Michael's pronouncements that the group is a bunch of murderers, gangsters, cut-throats and crooks.
- With his crew of cut-throats, Sinbad attacked defenceless merchant ships and did what pirates do, thankfully omitted here because this is a U-certificate cartoon from DreamWorks.
- Amidst a crew of cut-throats and villainous slave traders, Davie feels that all is utterly hopeless and he despairs of his future alone in the world with no hope of return to his beloved homeland.
- However, when Lafitte died, so too died the protection he had provided his homeowner friends from his band of pirate cut-throats.
- Yet he ‘and his crew of financial cut-throats can loot the bank and rob 1260 depositors and you can send him to the penitentiary for only three years.’
- Not all of Condé's novels push the reader around to the same extent as do the characters of Tituba the witch or Célanire the ‘cut-throat cut-throat.’
2also cutthroat razor
1(competition) feroz(competition) salvaje
- For editors facing evaporating budgets and cut-throat competition in oversaturated markets, advance screenings of movies and exclusive access to stars can be mighty tempting.
- The banking arm of Scottish Widows will announce a huge 72% rise in pre-tax profits tomorrow and claim it is giving high street rivals a run for their money despite thinning margins and cut-throat competition.
- Graphics card vendors are having a hard time these days distinguishing their wares from the competition in this cut-throat margin market.
- Instead, it's instilled by coaches in the cut-throat world of Russian competitive skating.
- With high profits, more provincial people are digging for money by setting up schools, which leads to a more cut-throat competition, said Xu.
- In a world marked by specialisations and cut-throat competition, students need to be cautious and decisive in choosing their career and selecting the right course, which will make them thorough professionals.
- Companies who hire the owner-drivers take advantage of cut-throat competition in the industry to drive down costs.
- Financial services is a cut-throat business, with fierce competition between suppliers, which is often a good thing.
- I do not understand if operators of those stores think that such a business model is the only way to make money and worth risking the inevitable cut-throat competition, certain to result in closure.
- If you have a good memory you can probably recall the time when finals were intense, cut-throat affairs.
- Couture fashion courting the cut-throat world of the seedy mafia and danger too.
- In a environment of cut-throat pricing and fierce editorial battles, the average daily sale has only dropped by less than 250,000 on the same time last year.
- Relying only on price will lead to cut-throat competition and disappearing profits.
- So how does he get the press in the cut-throat competition of London Fashion Week, when there are some 70 designers showing in five days?
- Some say that imitation is the highest form of flattery, but in the cut-throat arena of fashion, sorry, it's not.
- Its home loans business has also struggled in the face of intense competition in the cut-throat British mortgage market.
- As a result, the co-op faces continuous cut-throat competition while trying to maintain a high return for its members.
- Costs, already greatly reduced, must be lowered even further if the airline is to compete in an increasingly cut-throat word.
- Winans' approach is spiritual to making tough business decisions in the cut-throat entertainment industry.
- The industry at this time combined, as one critic put it, ‘the worst features of decaying and restrictive monopoly with the most brutal evils arising from cut-throat competition’.
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