In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- How many streets will have to remain unswept, how many refuse bins left to overflow, and roadways left to crumble to help pay for this latest face-saving exercise?
- Pushing through rushed legislation for political face-saving is a massive backwards step.
- This seemed to be a compromise, face-saving revelation that would allow more frankness further down the line.
- What do you do when, instead of being greeted with flowers, you find your army is tied down by insurgents and you have no face-saving way to get out of the morass?
- The stand-off has nothing to do with meaningful policy (despite what the politicians and the media say) and everything to do with politics and face-saving.
- They strain credibility by taking the universal language of face-saving and meaningless political rhetoric to the limit.
- My friend thought he had beaten a rapid retreat after the initial, face-saving show of bravado.
- This bluster might be just that - face-saving public relations.
- The face-saving compromise now being pushed into the future of licensing reforms is to allow restaurants to offer the full range of alcoholic drinks as part of their service.
- Double standards and displacement of blame are persistent face-saving strategies.
- You know, there's all this easy talk about face-saving culture of China, but this is power politics.
- We all delude ourselves to varying degrees, but we normally have some face-saving excuse.
- But the one thing I always cautioned about was, that you did not want to back him into such a corner that there was no face-saving way to get out, because in that corner, he would lash out.
- It was always going to be an exercise in face-saving and at least I can take something positive out of that.
- The doctors have already got much of what they wanted and Abbot's face-saving inquiry will probably give them the rest before Christmas.
- Isn't this more face-saving than precedent-blocking?
- The local media also broke new ground by announcing the Ryongchon disaster, but with face-saving twists.
- This unbelievable remark was followed by a grim attempt at face-saving, one that relied heavily on the convenient myth of ‘liberation’.
- The others agreed to consider it, and negotiated face-saving compromises which fell far short of Olivares' proposals.
- These are not corrective action but face-saving and delay tactics.
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