In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- That's when panic struck me; I didn't actually expect her to support my hare-brained idea!
- It's time these starry-eyed amateurs stopped their hare-brained meddling.
- They come up with hare-brained schemes that cause so many problems they take more time to fix than to create.
- There's something mad-scientist / hare-brained baroque about it.
- These hare-brained beliefs are hardly found only in the minds of the British upper-class.
- The decision as to whether this hare-brained scheme goes ahead is currently with the First Minister but the council is behaving as if it is a foregone conclusion.
- The numerous hare-brained schemes, such as ‘Capital of Culture’ status, costing millions of ratepayers' hard-earned cash, should be abandoned.
- We wish to register our protest at the ludicrous, hare-brained and outrageous scheme being put forward as improvements, supposedly to increase the flow of traffic through this area.
- Other hare-brained schemes were hatched, half-implemented and then went nowhere.
- But thanks to modern mobile technology, what was once only a hare-brained idea has now become a startling reality.
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