In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1everything's hunky-dory — todo marcha sobre ruedas / a las mil maravillas
- That's not to say everything is hunky-dory.
- Yet this week he maintained it will all be hunky-dory with his Celtic team-mates.
- But everything, as you agonizingly expected, comes out hunky-dory.
- If the team does well, everything is hunky-dory.
- I became aware not all was hunky-dory after handling a reader's mortgage complaint.
- She believes that everything in life can't be hunky-dory all the time.
- She added: ‘We are standing here saying everything is hunky-dory.’
- We had just booked two holidays abroad, everything was hunky-dory, and then this happens.
- Just as you always do when everything's hunky-dory, hey Rene?
- You go out and for three or four pints it is all hunky-dory, then things start to deteriorate.
- He can't show up and expect things to be so hunky-dory between us.
- Sure enough, once it was removed, everything was hunky-dory again.
- I'm disinclined to believe that everything is hunky-dory and that the agencies are working well together.
- Although my flatmate stresses have been removed I would be lying to say that moving home is hunky-dory.
- Everything must be hunky-dory over there now, right?
- And imagine if he were to say that there is no problem out there, that everything's hunky-dory.
- Even if the house was in tip-top condition and living in it was hunky-dory, adjusting to life in a completely different place would still mean a stressful few weeks.
- Things may look hunky-dory from outside, but within we're reeling from the events of last year.
- Yes, everything seems hunky-dory for good old Angela!
- He pops in for a day, then, based on what he sees and hears from inside his protective bubble, declares everything to be just hunky-dory.
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