In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to put the kibosh on sth — dar al traste con algo informal
- This puts the kybosh on any claims that quality has radically improved in the past couple of years.
- But the shortage of ammunition, which allowed the game birds to grow in number, put the kibosh on shooting almost entirely, and the birds multiplied in comparative peace.
- You can also take the capsules, but the liquid puts the kybosh on the appetite, pronto.
- Were you ever with a guy in a relationship with somebody so obsessed with something that you had to kind of put the kibosh on either the guy or that thing?
- The city council nearly put the kybosh on the appearance by objecting to the original plan - a midnight appearance - because of safety concerns.
- Fortunately, Congress came to their senses and put the kybosh on the whole sordid affair.
- Tim has a history of failed romances, generally because his meddling mom puts the kybosh on things.
- It was only after King George III put the kibosh on the pipeline project that things changed.
- Unfortunately, the snow's put the kybosh on most of the festival fun planned for Saturday.
- Assuming he puts the kibosh on that request, I need some backup plans for infiltrating the ice cream store.
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