In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(beauty/elegance) que es de morirse informal(beauty/elegance) que te caes de espaldas informalhe's drop-dead gorgeous — es para morirse de guapo informal
- And so is the case for many of us who are not drop-dead gorgeous.
- She was drop-dead gorgeous, worthy of being a model.
- Ask the drop-dead gorgeous teacher who rejected her amorous advances.
- She was friendly, funny, not to mention drop-dead gorgeous.
- But he finds that once he got past that drop-dead gorgeous exterior there wasn't much to get excited about.
- She was not drop-dead gorgeous, but she didn't need to be.
- Even if people weren't drop-dead gorgeous, at least they came to play.
- A talented writer with an insatiable curiosity and a legendary dedication to thoroughness, she was also incredibly intelligent and drop-dead gorgeous to boot.
- I looked like I always did, drop-dead gorgeous.
- The fact that she was drop-dead gorgeous didn't hurt either.
- The new bathroom is drop-dead gorgeous: twinkling rows of lights, ‘his and hers’ basins, a freestanding bath and a walk-in designer shower.
- She knew she wasn't stunningly beautiful or drop-dead gorgeous but a few have remarked on her ‘unique’ look before also.
- Valentine's Day is fine for those who have partners, or for the lucky ones who are going out to dinner with a drop-dead gorgeous date.
- But I'm still me and though I would rather be drop-dead gorgeous, I am in my own little way, very happy.
- Both of them would be drop-dead gorgeous, complete knockouts.
- This rhubarb and blueberry soufflé is light, lovely, rich and drop-dead gorgeous.
- Sight lines were dead on, and the effect was drop-dead gorgeous.
- It is about as drop-dead beautiful as vocal music gets, enveloped in luminous orchestration.
- But they are the ones that look drop-dead gorgeous without beards.
- He wasn't drop-dead gorgeous, but he was nice-looking.
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