In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It is important to remember that the Toronto International Film Festival started out as a very small event in 1976, and only over the years has it grown to become the hoity-toity film industry behemoth that it is.
- Of course, one event can only do so much, and for Toronto, there's still lots of room to reach more people who don't necessarily go in for hoity-toity fashion events.
- That Russian spokesperson was a bit hoity-toity, wasn't she?
- She's not a hoity-toity legal type, but very ordinary and down-to-earth.
- Deana was from a hoity-toity family, see, and was all set to attend an Ivy League school of her choice for college.
- The road would through a sixties/seventies section of hoity-toity Edina, the rich neighborhood of Minneapolis' postwar ascendant period.
- ‘Well so are you,’ Krist returned haughtily, in his snooty, hoity-toity accent.
- I'd forgotten that I lived in a hoity-toity school district where kids driving thirty-thousand dollar cars were the rule.
- Or is he just downright hoity-toity, with that nose in the air and far-off stare?
- ‘They see people in the country as hoity-toity but nothing could be further from the truth,’ he said as we pulled into the driveway of his fifteenth-century home, Kilhenzie Castle.
- You'll have seen them on TV, usually with a double-barrelled name, a hoity-toity accent and a self-appointed mission to keep Scotland in the Dark Ages.
- I do not know why people think I am hoity-toity or a snob!
- My eye was caught by her hoity-toity reference to the use of bedding plants in ‘sad seaside towns’.
- The way he talks - his British accent makes him sound so hoity-toity and full of himself, which he is!
- Don't the good citizens of York, who live here year in, year out, deserve their city to be enhanced irrespective of any hoity-toity invasion?
- She was a hoity-toity type who never lifted a finger to earn her keep and was only good at spending her daddy's money.
- All those Visa bills and other credit card bills are keeping these hoity-toity stores in business, obviously.
- She'd then hire a limo and tell us that she would meet us at whatever hoity-toity expensive restaurant my dad had chosen to take us to dinner at.
- A girl from highschool was there with some of her hoity-toity friends, who I didn't know.
- We're not claiming to be some hoity-toity authorities on the subject, but we do love our films, and we're going to share them all with you.
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