In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to do a double take — reaccionar (tardíamente)
- She loves the double takes when people spot the bright tattoo on her front tooth.
- Pedestrians do double takes as they walk past the group and one woman on her cellphone starts laughing and telling her friend what she's looking at.
- He smiled at Will, turned away, and then turned back for a double take.
- She can never completely ignore the double take she gets from passers-by.
- As I went over to thank him, his deliberate double take was flattering and funny.
- The make-up of the semi-final had caused a load of double takes among the Frimley Green faithful, as both were unseeded, and rated as 50-1 outsiders before the tournament began.
- Something caught my attention, I forget what it was, so I did a double take and stepped back a few paces to get a better look.
- One other person goes by the door, stops and does a double take, then goes on to fill his cup.
- He did a double take, then kept looking from his picture back to her.
- People were doing double takes when they saw him.
- Half the people you meet will do a double take and make gestures at you, hinting that you've got something in your eye.
- Diners at an Italian restaurant did a double take after seeing 24 young clowns arriving for dinner.
- I walked down one of Manchester's main shopping streets with him and heads just didn't stop turning - people were doing double takes all the time!
- Perhaps then, men will not be the only ones doing double takes.
- What with my page three story in a Scottish tabloid I was getting double takes all night.
- I had to do a double take to see that was in fact the CEO, because he sounded a lot like a pilot.
- He looked at the moonlight pouring in from the stairs and did a double take as his eyes caught something.
- I did a double take when a slim blonde emerged from the cafe, a Hillary lookalike, but it's symptomatic of what is going on.
- We'd never been before, but the gleamingly-new interior design overload still made us do a double take.
- While driving, you do get a lot of interest, a few double takes and some people laughing at you quite openly, but on first impression I found it rather endearing.
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