In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1peine de dientes finos masculinepeine de púas finas masculineto go over / through sth with a fine-tooth comb — mirar algo con lupa
- So I wrote to assure them that I had raked over every lyric with a fine-toothed comb, and that I was only doing songs that I felt I could do.
- They'll go over it with a fine-tooth comb and find every area that looks unusual - burning, breakage, that kind of thing - to try to help determine what the primary cause was.
- All of their marketing strategies for the coming year will have to be gone through with a fine-tooth comb, and most of them will have to be scrapped.
- The thing was to discover what they wanted to write, and then go through each poem with a fine-tooth comb to try to help them improve it.
- Tomorrow I shall go over all my outgoings with a fine-tooth comb, looking for other savings.
- The planners' report goes over the city's Official Plan with a fine-tooth comb to discover numerous reasons why this kind of development is inappropriate for the neighbourhood and inconsistent with all the city's planning intentions.
- It just shows you, kids, don't ever sign a statement if you haven't been through it with a fine-tooth comb.
- Lawyers are going through the proposals - in a document 70 or 80 pages long - with a fine-toothed comb.
- It's going to be examining every piece of software with a fine-tooth comb.
- He and I looked over the modem with a fine-tooth comb, and could find nothing that looked like a button.
- The Department of Arts has gone through it with a fine-tooth comb and it is absolutely justified.
- ‘I've been through their manufacturing products with a fine-tooth comb, and they're not bad at all,’ he says.
- That's why you have to really go through your contract with a fine-tooth comb.
- ‘We have thousands of contracts, all of which were set up at a different time and in a different way, so it meant going through each one with a fine-toothed comb,’ Nish says.
- We will be going through the proposed plans with a fine-toothed comb to make the best we can of it, looking for ways to mitigate the impact of the road.
- ‘It's my fault for not going through it with a fine-tooth comb,’ Wells observed.
- It might contain an underlying message that overrides careful analysis discoverable only by the few who go through it with a fine-tooth comb.
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