In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(exasperated)hartofed up with sb/sth/-ing — harto de algn/algo/+ inf
- I'm fed up (with) hearing the same old excuses — estoy harta de oír siempre las mismas excusas
- to get fed up — hartarse
- I am sure I speak for many residents when I say I, for one, am fed up seeing this sort of thing.
- I speak to many people every week who are just as fed up with the law-breakers as police officers are.
- Anyway, in the end I got fed up waiting for the mystery singer to finish his shower.
- Are you fed up with bringing bananas to work or school only to find them bruised and squashed?
- Have I got fed up with the latest violence done in the name of fundamentalism?
- At that time Jon and I were getting fed up spending all our time in a small flat in London.
- He was fed up with having to worry about whether or not his actions or words were going to get him severely hurt.
- Swindon patients fed up with long waits could soon be entitled to treatment in foreign countries.
- We are fed up and frustrated by the failure of politicians to address our concerns.
- Maybe I'll get fed up of this one and decide to install another and customise that before I try my own.
- I was one of the 20,000 who voted for you, and am as fed up as I am sure you will be.
- Unfortunately, other than restart the game there is little you can do about this and in the end I got fed up.
- I am fed up hearing cars hurtling past on that road and nothing being done about it.
- We are fed up of the broken promises, fed up of being used as pawns and fed up with being bottom of the pile.
- We returned to the upstairs bar where there was about 50 fans fed up and having the same trouble as us.
- Some of my friends think it's a good idea, but others say I'm being stupid and will be just as fed up there.
- They are fed up with Bradford being talked down and the way it is portrayed.
- People are fed up with rubbish-strewn streets and want to see them swept clean.
- It's not much longer before I get fed up, decide to toss all good manners out of the window and have some fun.
- Leane Holland got so fed up with criminals dumping cars in woods near her home that she decided to take action.
2British(displeased, despondent)she didn't win and she's very fed up about it — no ganó y está muy disgustada
- I'm (feeling) generally fed up today — hoy estoy algo deprimido / alicaído
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