In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(reduced)at a knockdown price — a precio de ganga
- Back at the store, the bags were sorted and the clothes washed and pressed before being sold at knock-down prices.
- But at a time when business values are falling, stakeholders tend not to take kindly to selling the family silver at a knock-down price.
- Most of the early privatisations were an instant success - at least with their new shareholders, who got their shares at knock-down prices.
- The finest crystal, china and porcelain will tomorrow be up for grabs at knock-down prices when Mulberry Hall begins its annual New Year sale.
- On offer, at Budgens are two wines with the Canaletto label, both at the knock-down price of £3.99.
- But an undercover investigation by Scotland on Sunday has revealed gourmet chefs are still willing to buy salmon at a knock-down price, for cash and with few questions asked.
- Meanwhile, two teams of would-be Bargain Hunters pick up objets d' art at knock-down prices from their local antique fair and then try to flog them down the auction room.
- He had been one of the main beneficiaries of the government's wave of privatisations during the mid-1990s, when state-owned assets were sold off at knock-down prices.
- He was given the property by its owners at a knock-down price in a bid to secure his support in Dublin County Council.
- He claims the Hollywood legend is trying to drive him out of the luxury townhouse in order to buy the property at a knock-down price.
- At the designer outlet, Burberry has a selection of trenchcoats at knock-down prices, beginning at £195.
- When I called in the next day, there were still heaps of pre-autographed copies of their debut single sitting in the racks, at the knock-down price of 99p.
- Tesco has a particularly impressive Christmas range and all at knock-down prices.
- Intel has granted 80,000 workers the right to buy additional stock at the knock-down price of $25.69 a pop.
- When Levi-Strauss took Tesco to court for selling its jeans at knock-down prices similar to those paid in the US, it won, because Tesco had sourced them on the grey market outside Europe.
- It came up for sale in the mid-1960s at a knock-down price of £4,000 and her father-in-law bought it, thinking Julie would be the perfect person to put in charge.
- Bargain hunters have a rare opportunity to join the elite club of the rich and famous at a knock-down price.
- I took the car off his hands and he gave it to me at a knock-down price.
- So, if your Christmas gift list expands as easily as your waistline at this time of year, you need to know where to pick up some spot-on presents at knock-down prices.
- Earlier this year, TK Maxx opened at Monks Cross, this time selling end-of-season high street stock at knock-down prices.
2(in boxing)(blow) demoledor(blow) fulminante
- A haven of genteel entertainment might persuade local residents that there were pleasurable and respectable alternatives to a knock-down drunken blowout every weekend.
- There are no knock-down arguments and there is legitimate disagreement even amongst like-minded experts.
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- Toyota has decades of experience shipping knock-down components by container to assembly plants around the world, including the U.S.
1(in boxing)caída feminine
- It was the first knock-down of the former lightweight champion's career.
- Tembo said the tournament was deferred in accordance with the Boxing Board of Control rules which state that after a knock-down, a boxer could only return to the ring after 55 days.
- The last of the two knock-downs looked serious enough to force the referee to intervene but on each occasion Grant fought back.
- But each knock-down was ruled out as Moore was adjudged to have caught his opponent with low blows.
- The nerve damage so restricted his activity that he was stripped of his International Boxing Organisation's inter-continental championship, a belt he captured with a devastating knock-down of Patrick Gallagher.
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