In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(useless thing)birria feminine informalporquería feminine informal
- A bomb disposal expert from Catterick was called in and the bomb was found to be a dud filled with concrete.
- This proposal is a dud, but at least it's an innovative dud.
- This new album features instant classics as well as instant duds.
- The quality was ‘very bad’ and some shopkeepers and bar staff immediately realised they were being handed duds.
- In 1990, after years of duds like Oliver and Company, Disney roared back into theatres with The Little Mermaid, which just happened to be awesome.
- However, I also suspect subscriptions will start trickling in once people know they aren't duds.
- I've promised some seeds to a friend in more northern climes, but have held off sending them for a few days while I waited to see if I'd carefully stored duds all winter.
- They were all duds, made impotent by days of rain.
- So, after several hours, much discussion, a few duds, a few ringers and a couple of clear favourites, we all agreed on six whiskies that will be taken to the Speyside whisky festival for the final deciding round.
- Books which turn out to be excellent (either by literary or commercial criteria), are rejected; and some books are selected which later prove to be duds.
- After suffering through countless duds, Sci-Fi has finally produced something tolerable, even entertaining, which is really saying something.
- There are some duds, some poems that not only risk the ridiculous but also achieve it.
- Many of the projects, it turns out, have actually been built, and they've proved colossal duds, leading a growing chorus of critics to question the studies' methods.
- This winter's Peter Pan disappointed and now comes a dud.
- In fact, that's only a fraction of the cost of a license, especially when the much-touted property turns out to be a dud.
- The Brazilian's music is so uneven (partly because he was so prolific) that some instalments are likely to be more rewarding than others, and though it is decently performed, this is definitely one of the duds.
- A dud with 10 games is the same as a dud with no games.
- Case says his style is different from the approach taken by venture-capital and buyout funds that hope the home runs in their portfolios more than compensate for the duds.
- There's really not a dud in the lot here as each show is well written and well intentioned from the outset.
- He knows the eternal value of his famous exit and is too smart to risk replacing it with a dud.
1.2(useless person)calamidad feminineinútil
- She has been a complete dud in the deputy's position.
- I've just got this feeling that maybe he's a complete dud.
- You can reduce the risk of hiring a dud by bringing someone on as a consultant or contractor first, says Cleveland biotech entrepreneur Andy Lefkowitz.
- If all the players you off-load turn out to be duds you could perhaps pat yourself on the back.
- Still, it's not as if he has been a complete dud when it comes to raising money.
bomba o granada que no estalla
slang(clothes)trapos informalpilchas Southern Cone slang
- Check out these duds for ruggedly handsome brainiacs like yourselves.
- The heat may be rising outdoors, but you can look and feel cool at the office with these stylish and breathable business duds.
- The stars put on their best Chanel duds for a party that was far from being a dud.
- If travel isn't in your budget, maybe you'd like to sport some fancy new duds from Brown Sound Clothing.
- The lucky couples had one week between being notified and tying the knot, during which time they had to procure some dressy duds, break the news to their families, and secure a New York State marriage license.
- My friend Pedo sent me this link with the message: ‘I think you'd look mighty fine in some of these fancy duds!’
- Forget about dressing down; be one step ahead of your co-workers with these stylish duds that'll make you forget you're at work.
- Though mannequins are fixtures at most clothing retailers, they usually end up playing a sad second fiddle to the duds they display.
- They'll pick up and deliver your duds like any regular laundry service - with a few critical extras.
- People look forward to it like a holiday, place their bets, put on their best professional sports-watching duds and throw lavish Super Bowl parties.
- Organize a clothes drive and donate duds to a local shelter.
- I don't care who you are, how much money you have or what fancy duds you wear.
- The actors eschew Victorian costumes in favor of contemporary concert duds that have enough embellishments to suggest who the characters are, and they use props sparingly.
- However ‘street’ they look, these duds are designed for performing.
- There you are dressed in your designer duds and no one can see you.
- It has a small selection of women's shoes and belts and a wide choice of designer duds, from simple Armani all the way up to extravagant Versace gowns.
- I was on my way home from school when this bunch of jerks in archaic duds tried to drive a knife into me.
- The svelte denim-look duds are actually waterproof and breathable poly-nylon wonders.
- I was wearing a festive but not overbearing reddish shirt and Keith was decked out in some sleek black duds.
- A N.Y. Times article on the new designer duds for budget airline Song reveals some of the requirements for flight attendant uniform design.
1(useless, valueless)(note/coin) falso(check) sin fondosmalode porquería Southern Cone Colombia informalchafa Mexico informalberreta River Plate informala dud battery — una pila gastada / que no funciona
2Military(shell/bomb) que no estalla
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