In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- This could be a long-drawn-out affair, if that's what it takes.
- This time there were some terribly long-drawn-out negotiations beforehand about where we could eat.
- Inventory reduction is a long-drawn-out and painful affair.
- Nothing could be worse for city residents than a long-drawn-out wrangle swallowing up a bridge.
- Moreover, she remembers my abortive but long-drawn-out attempt to learn standard Chinese after I started my job.
- The serials are so convoluted and long-drawn-out that even if some of the evil people get punished, it may happen towards the end of the serial.
- Ron's parents separate and initiate a bitter and long-drawn-out divorce.
- In 1812, with the long-drawn-out war against Napoleonic France still being waged both at sea and on land, Portsmouth was a busy, various, but generally unlovely town.
- We've talked about what I can do about it, but it would be a long-drawn-out, expensive scenario.
- The next meet brings in legal experts so that the elderly can thrash out the problems they have when faced with complicated, long-drawn lawsuits.
- Finally, the commission must confront, and finally put an end to, the long-drawn-out, sterile and energy-sapping ‘debate’ that revolves around the so-called high arts and Scottish traditional culture.
- Every morning at daybreak we would hear hauntingly long-drawn fluid birdcalls.
- I'm inclined to think not - there truly were some heart-stopping moments and long-drawn-out frustrations.
- We have fought long-drawn battles against the Water Authority exploiting consumers in the name of water-meters.
- Some of the world's most bitter and long-drawn battles have been fought, not between two religions, but between two sects of the same religion!
- Last year's long-drawn-out pay dispute and strike action has left many Wiltshire firefighters with a bitter aftertaste.
- A long-drawn bugle-note is the signal for the bull to be released from its pen.
- All I can say in favor of this dance is that it is less hermetic and long-drawn-out than your typical Neumeier effort and that, for once, the choreographer isn't leaning on Mahler or Bach.
- The battle for gender justice has been a long-drawn struggle.
- In particular, imported foodstuffs from the Americas, Australia, and eastern Europe caused a long-drawn-out depression in agricultural prices, which in turn affected industry.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
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