In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(used by women)cartera femininebolso masculine Spainbolsa feminine Mexico
- Both teenagers who cannot be named for legal reasons, face a further charge of stealing a handbag containing a purse, cash and credit cards.
- Over the past two weeks a number of pensioners have had purses stolen from their handbags, particularly in the market area, and police believe the same people are responsible.
- They are all small enough to fit in a purse or handbag, and I know that you will be thankful to have them.
- Also at another golf club, this time in Strandhill, on Thursday last, two cars were broken into and handbags and purses were stolen.
- He said a number of female cyclists have been targeted in recent weeks, and advised riders to secure their bags and not to leave purses and handbags in baskets.
- Contrast is very in this season, so play with the possibility of white shoes and a white satchel bag, or go hog wild with a crazy, bold handbag!
- Photographs reveal her conventionally dressed, complete with handbag.
- He then demanded money and the student took her purse out of her handbag and threw it on the ground.
- He knocked on the door and, when the woman opened it, he pushed her inside and ransacked the house, escaping with her handbag, purse and glasses.
- She seemed as if she was going out as she had a car key in her hand and a handbag over her shoulder.
- A little further ahead, the strong smell of leather assailed the nostrils and the eyes were greeted with the sight of handbags, purses, wallets, key-chains and stuff like that.
- Her gaze drifted through the curious faces all trained on her and she tightened her grip on her oversized black handbag.
- If you are going to own something that cost someone a month's rent, it shouldn't just clutter your desk or handbag, after all.
- The new store will carry a range of jewellery, many pieces of which use precious stones and are flown in from China, as well as crafted handbags, purses, silk scarves and crystal ornamental ware.
- Contributed items covering five tables included a brief case, handbags, purse, gloves, toiletries and many other items.
- Check this brand of handbag out, you will not be disappointed!
- She later checked her handbag and found a purse with £500 had been stolen.
- Okay, having at least one leather handbag is important, so now it's time for you to know how to treat and clean these leather handbags.
- Dainty purses and handbags, made of jute, have a classy casual look.
- If you are not very tall, a bottle shaped handbag would look best.
2US(small suitcase)maletín masculine
1obligar a bolsazos informal euphemisticobligar a carterazos South America informal euphemistic
- In appearance, London will give up €1.5billion a year from Britain's annual rebate, handbagged by Margaret Thatcher in 1984 after a traditional Anglo-French spat over farm cash and currently running at around €5billion a year.
- Simpson points out: ‘That means all those members of Women's Institutes who are currently handbagging our own Prime Minister over his GM plans are now tainted as dangerous terrorists.’
- They survived being handbagged by Mrs Thatcher, but have they found breathing space beneath Tony Blair's sandbags?
- Margaret Thatcher didn't do it when she handbagged Reagan over Grenada.
- Now that Annabel Goldie has handbagged the awkward squad in her party, Atticus wonders if the new Conservative leader's longer-term ambition lies elsewhere.
- The prime minister has just won an election with a reduced majority and is celebrating by handbagging the European Union.
- This was Prodi at his most clumsily counterproductive: the deal handbagged by Margaret Thatcher in 1984 clearly does need to be renegotiated to take account of greater UK wealth, a 25-member union and less spending on farm subsidies.
- Never mind being handbagged, I bet the TDs of the day didn't fancy a clout in the lug with a sharp-edged basket.
- If you wish it was you who'd managed to throw that Prescott egg, or who'd been able to handbag Tony Blair on the steps of your local hospital, then we have just the thing for you.
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