In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1a figment of the imagination — (un) producto de la imaginación
- that boyfriend is just a figment of her imagination — ese novio no existe más que en su imaginación / no es más que una fantasía
- Wallach believes it was probably a figment of his imagination and that what matters is how proudly he told her his story.
- She knew now that these visions were not figments of her imagination.
- ‘But vampires are figments of imagination, they aren't real,’ she said with a laugh.
- They were unpleasant sometimes, but no more so than being in this prison, and they seemed too real to be merely figments of his imagination.
- We must pretend the bombs don't exist and the explosions are a figment of our imagination.
- We can find animals in clouds and patterns in the stockmarket, but they are figments of our imagination.
- Sam is uncertain as to whether this strange new world is real or just a figment of his imagination.
- The recent analysis, however, suggests that the events depicted were horrifyingly real and not figments of artists' imagination.
- They are no longer just figments of our imagination,’ he stressed.
- So at first she did not even know if it was real or a figment of her imagination.
- He seems less like a real person than like a figment of Bobby's imagination.
- Which of the following three courses are actually funded by the taxpayer, and which are the figments of my imagination?
- Within the realms of a dressing room, the concepts of political correctness and employees' rights are but figments of the imagination.
- No matter how real they seemed, they were just figments of your imagination.
- Or are they figments of our imagination, as it were?
- Strangely, none of the people who should have been there were there, but were instead replaced by figments of my imagination.
- The mothers begin to suspect that their daughters might be figments of their respective imaginations.
- If you didn't see them on the news pages of respected newspapers, you would think they were figments of a fevered imagination.
- Funny how all that seems like a figment of the imagination, almost as if it never existed.
- Though some of the things he saw - or thought he saw - were indeed real, most of it were just figments of his ever-active imagination.
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