In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- One ill-judged comment or rash action and your career is finished.
- And Mary Queen of Scots made a series of ill-judged decisions which led her to the executioner's block in 1587.
- I thought it ugly, ill-conceived, badly assembled and completely ill-judged.
- Standing rigidly by a decision which is wrong, or ill-judged, is obviously tempting, but in the long term is likely to be counter-productive.
- During the Cold War, America was mocked for its ill-judged support of dictators because they were ‘our dictators.’
- All our government is doing is feeding this culture by its ill-judged proposals to have a law of incitement to religious hatred, which raises the expectation of religious people that they will have their own blasphemy law.
- On the other hand his risky and ill-judged decision to appear before the Petrov Royal Commission in 1954 was a significant blunder.
- Most academics and most AUT members will oppose this ill-judged decision.
- ‘Sending in inspectors into schools is just an ill-judged and insidious attack on the professional integrity of teachers,’ he said.
- What an ill-judged bill, though - I hope it doesn't go through.
- If we are not careful we will have judges sitting on their benches apologising all day for inconsiderate or intemperate or ill-judged remarks and there won't be any work done.
- Even in the wake of September's atrocities, such an approach must be seen for what it is - ill-judged, counter-productive in the longer term and wholly unacceptable.
- Business history is rich in instances of ill-judged decisions, ‘what if's ’, and ‘if only's’.
- If customers boycott Tesco because of this ill-judged decision, they may well back down.
- The initial reaction of the opposition to the savings plan has been hasty and ill-judged.
- Monitoring these very personal choices in order to identify ill-judged or improper conception decisions would be condemned as an unacceptably intrusive abuse of state power.
- This foolish and ill-judged ambition would eventually kill him.
- Stiffing the UN and threatening retaliation against key Security Council members may have been impolitic and ill-judged.
- He has a PR man and a media advisor but his decision to have a weekly column in the Record was ill-judged.
- Concrete decisions on vital improvements to the road, rail and air networks have taken decades and too regularly turned out to be an ill-judged compromise between opposing interest groups.
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