In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1if they're taking part, we won't get a look-in — si ellos toman parte, nosotros no tenemos ni la más remota posibilidad
- she dominated the discussion and no one else got a look-in — acaparó la palabra y nadie más pudo meter baza / abrir la boca
- the book hardly gives Italian poetry a look-in — el libro apenas hace la referencia a la poesía italiana
- Organic and summer ranges are already on the cards and, thanks to a successful pilot project with peanut butter, the kids could soon get a look-in with their own special menu.
- Poor old Eighties fashions hardly get a look-in.
- She thinks that without lights at those junctions motorists coming in on the smaller road would not get a look-in.
- Voters know there's no chance of The Greens policy getting a look-in in the current climate.
- There are some really good movies that didn't even get a look-in, and many that will no doubt provoke surprise and comment.
- The problem is, of course, that there are some excellent writers in all these genres who can't get much of a look-in in today's new improved publishing world.
- Usually translators barely get a look-in but in this collection of nineteen stories set in Paris the translator has also done the selecting.
- They didn't let Dublin's forwards get a look-in in the last 15 minutes.
- There could be a jury ’, suggested another man - so at least public opinion would get some kind of a look-in.
- Anybody who might stand up to him doesn't get a look-in.
- It also means that issues which don't fit into the Orange-Green template are given a low priority, if they get a look-in at all.
- However, these facts barely get a look-in in current debates, instead being subordinated to concerns over the environmental impact of fuel emissions and how we might fare if and when the fuel runs out.
- If there were a leadership challenge there is no way any of these three would get a look-in.
- He has 60 ‘loyal’ staff and buys from local bakers and farmers, who wouldn't get a look-in at the Tesco down the road.
- I still wonder how that could have happened, and only by the grace of someone dropping out last minute did I get a look-in.
- Meanwhile, the other side doesn't get a look-in, because it's been tarred as untrustworthy.
- ‘Nobody else gets much of a look-in,’ said one official.
- It's a fact that lenders typically offer great deals to entice new customers while those who've had a mortgage with them for years don't usually get a look-in when it comes to better rates.
- Despite the fact that the two institutions spend most of their time advising, lending to and dictating to developing countries, the rest of the world does not get a look-in.
- In the raging commercialism of professional sport, morality hasn't had much of a look-in.
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