In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(collar/rope/cloth) deshilacharse(wire) pelarse
2(become strained)tempers were fraying — la gente estaba perdiendo la paciencia
- his nerves are beginning to fray — se está empezando a enervar
1refriega femininelucha femininehe's ready for the fray — está listo para entrar en la refriega
- she returned to the fray with renewed enthusiasm — volvió al ataque con renovado entusiasmo
- she joined the fray and gave a brilliant speech — salió a la palestra y pronunció un brillante discurso
- I miss work, but I'm glad to be out of the fray — echo de menos el trabajo, pero me alegro de no estar en la brecha
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