In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(from job)echar a algn (del trabajo)botar a algn (del trabajo) River Plate Latin America informal
- In the song, Jones confesses that she's humiliated herself in a bad relationship, so by its conclusion I was expecting a great kiss-off.
- But Williams isn't just writing a bunch of bitter kiss-offs here.
- When Federico attempts to leave Sam's service, he is brutally relieved of his gift by a sorrowing, Sicilian-style kiss-off.
- Kiss-offs come in many forms but they're still kiss-offs, even if they're unstintingly polite and bear the seal of the Worcester district attorney.
- I asked to be subscribed to the group's mailing list and got a kiss-off.
- The last verse is also, inexplicably enough, a tonally inconsistent kiss-off.
- Around 12.30 am, George announced that the time had arrived… time for the big kiss-off.
- He asked his board of directors for a $20 million kiss-off, but it's not known if they agreed.
- She can't do cold or aloof; even her kiss-off songs sound like come-ons.
- Smith's Leeds kiss-off should not be a surprise to anyone
2(in relationships)plantar a algn informalbotar a algn Central America Chile informal
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