In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1in dribs and drabs — poquito a poco
- As to the balance, the remaining 20 per cent, which are a much smaller market of products, they will be removed in dribs and drabs over the next few months, certainly prior to March next year.
- That statement went out in dribs and drabs overnight and the Times and the Post have stories on it on their websites today.
- Companies have been able to outsource because it's been in dribs and drabs, a few thousand jobs here and there.
- As the little ones crowded in dribs and drabs around the ‘project officers’ in the Physics room to solve the puzzles, it had an electric effect on the waiting crowd too as they became elated at the results.
- I prefer to do my confessing in dribs and drabs, sharing little pieces of my life right here every week, although I'm not always aware I'm even doing it.
- Does the whole ‘gallery’ concept become somewhat worthless if I start showing you pictures in dribs and drabs within the body of the weblog?
- But in dribs and drabs most of those picked up have been granted refugee status and allowed to stay.
- Slowly the truth came out - never cleanly, but in dribs and drabs.
- The islands we live on had been known as Britain for a long time before the English even arrived here in dribs and drabs sometime in the fifth or sixth century.
- Meanwhile, the dancers were emerging in dribs and drabs.
- That's not a job that can be done in dribs and drabs, though.
- Presently the place began to fill up in dribs and drabs.
- Our warm-ups are properly organised, and get everyone totally prepared, whereas other teams tend to turn up in dribs and drabs.
- It always comes in dribs and drabs but there are clear signs of a shortage this year.
- But they are happening in dribs and drabs, so you don't see the whole picture.
- These cuts are being announced in dribs and drabs to disguise the biggest cutbacks since the grim days of the 1980s.
- They arrive in dribs and drabs, and Alexander pins them down immediately.
- Our man is checking the literature, and feeding his findings to us in dribs and drabs.
- I generally buy a bunch of stuff on Sundays that I expect to use during the week, but I always end up stocking up in dribs and drabs during the week.
- The first big wave came from Germany and arrived in dribs and drabs, while the Vikings - blond and notoriously bad-tempered - preferred to travel in longships.
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