In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to embroil sb in sth — envolver / mezclar / embrollar a algn en algo
- to be/become embroiled in a conflict/scandal — estar/verse envuelto / mezclado en un conflicto/ escándalo
- Pretty soon he is embroiled in a series of incidents which move fluidly between comedy and tragedy and, at once, draw the audience in.
- But, the way she tells it, the fact that she was embroiled in legal action of any kind was enough for film studios to become nervous.
- There are so many contradictions and paradoxes that you're just embroiled in them all the time.
- Club members were embroiled in a row over a proposed new clubhouse recently.
- Even the Royal Family are embroiled in a hair-scare scandal.
- By night he was embroiled in the drawn-out takeover talks.
- He was embroiled in a heated exchange at a public inquiry into controversial plans to build a mosque in his Clitheroe ward.
- My parents are currently embroiled in much the same thing.
- And now we are embroiled in another of track and field's endless efforts to get ahead of dopers.
- Recently separated from the woman who had helped her win round her parents, she discovered her former lover was embroiled in a battle with cancer.
- He was embroiled in controversy during a visit to Israel when he denounced Jewish settlements on Arab territory.
- ‘We don't want this thing to end up in some kind of miscalculation that embroils us in a conflict,’ he said.
- He was also embroiled in a bitter dispute with a Limerick criminal.
- If there are a few loose ends to be tidied up on that front, it is nothing compared to the financial mess in which he is embroiled with one of his former clubs.
- The more he investigates, the more things don't add up and soon he is embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the real killer.
- Maybe gangsters are embroiled in some kind of gun culture, but responsible shooters are certainly not.
- The National team is currently embroiled in an exhibition tour in B.C. versus Japan.
- As he gets more deeply embroiled in these situations, he has a lot of tough decisions to face.
- We will just throw them into the air and no one will ask again until people are embroiled in litigation.
- But he was quickly embroiled in a range of media interviews as the press release hit the news desks.
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