In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(stratagem)táctica femininea conversational / opening gambit — una táctica para entablar conversación
- Assign your staff to build the sort of book on Russert's techniques, rhetorical gambits, and political obsessions that you'd want going into a debate with an opposing candidate.
- Despite being out of office, he persisted in his meddlesome diplomatic gambits with his friends in Germany.
- You are invited to contribute some gambits of your own.
- After all, he relies on a similar gambit in his story ‘Miracle in a Bottle’ to gauge the popularity of the diet drug Zantrex.
- There are special gambits for nearly all situations.
- One of his favourite gambits on the stump is: ‘I used to be a prizewinning actor.’
- The prosecution made a similar gambit, less before the jury - because the facts were on its side - than to the public at large.
- Through these gambits, business commentators challenge the very concept of innovation.
- The loser of this copycat election will lament all the strategic gambits that fell short in the end.
- He also gave it an incredibly small number of conversational gambits.
- Parody-accusation is all well and good, but the gambit is becoming so commonplace I fear for the very future of vitriolic anti-feminist commentary.
- Almost certainly there are other gambits in preparation to be used against us.
- The point, though, is that the gambit, which is ubiquitous in the public sphere, is inherently political, engages in hidden rhetorical work.
- The Australians believe it is a psychological gambit to use and gain advantage over the opposition.
- Few comedic gambits are more likely to guarantee disaster than impressions of heavily accented family members, territory that he wisely steered clear of.
- The success of these gambits rests on convincing lawmakers and federal regulators that the pension is too sick to save.
- In a casting gambit that doubled as a publicity stunt he sent his assistants into rural schoolhouses to audition tens of thousands of thirteen-year-old girls.
- He analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of individuals and armies, the tactical gambits that had won nations and lost empires.
- He employs the lame gambit of saying that he doesn't need to answer them because they ‘have been conclusively refuted.’
- I can't usefully compare future possibilities to current capabilities, but I've noticed patterns in the conversational gambits used in such discussions.
2(in chess)gambito masculine
- True fans of the gambit should consider this a challenge.
- By the time I was an ‘A’ player, gambits including the Smith-Morra were fully appreciated.
- It's easy to recommend this book as essential material for those involved with this gambit on either side of the board.
- This book is geared toward the average player, but there is no discussion of gambit tries by white.
- The problem is with the get-rich-quick mentality that underlies many players’ use of gambits.
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