In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.2British (exhausted)to be flat out — estar hecho polvo informal
3US(denial/refusal) rotundo(denial/refusal) categórico
1(at full speed)a toda máquinait does 120mph flat out — a todo lo que da hace 120 millas por hora informal
- we'll have to go flat out to get there on time — tendremos que ir a toda máquina para llegar a tiempo
- to work flat out — trabajar a todo vapor / a toda máquina
- to go flat out for sth — intentar algo por todos los medios
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