In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be out of kilter — estar estropeado
- the strike has thrown our production out of kilter — la huelga nos ha desbaratado la producción
- Her sentence is nonetheless unduly harsh and rather stupidly unimaginative, as well as completely out of kilter with community expectations.
- The balance of poignant to funny material is now a bit out of kilter and I have to get into the premise of the whole thing a lot more quickly.
- But when the two banks amalgamated, it threw the whole religious balance out of kilter.
- On both sides of the Atlantic, the balance between our lives and our work is dangerously out of kilter.
- ‘Styles out of kilter with the stately dignified face of Malvern,’ another resident exclaimed.
- House of Lords reform is up for debate next year, council elections need reform, the balance of power is out of kilter, but it's all hotch-potch and hand-to-mouth.
- But it's funny to hear someone saying something so out of kilter with popular opinion and also I think (not so much in this case) quite a necessary thing.
- ‘It seems out of kilter with public opinion, which seems so concerned about future injustice,’ said one prelate.
- As we've recently seen, the more likely result is that the balance between security and usability gets knocked out of kilter.
- The numbers are out of kilter and the balance is wrong.
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