In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1mártirhe died a martyr — fue mártir
- he's a martyr to arthritis — la artritis lo tiene martirizado
- to play the martyr — hacerse el mártir
- In her defense she said at the council meeting the report was tabled, she was ‘happy to be a martyr to the ratepayers of this area’.
- You so love to play the martyr though, don't you?
- There are plenty of false martyrs out there that are completely unworthy of our sympathy.
- Suzie knows from experience that being a martyr to the workplace is an addiction, and she helps people break out of it.
- Don't let yourself become attached to a martyr complex.
- Instead, she becomes a martyr and as she does so we start to lose sympathy.
- Those who love to play the martyr submerge their own personalities. They devote a lifetime to unnecessary servitude and privation.
- But I always thought that story had kind of a martyr complex.
- Some parents put their children first in order to play the martyr.
- The rumour then said that the failed registration was planned in order to make the leader look like a martyr and win the sympathy of the people.
- Striking the martyr pose is good public relations because it distracts attention from the real issues.
- Displaying all a martyr's egotism, she spoke of the inevitability of an outpouring of support or anger.
- Or do I play the martyr, fake genuine happiness, and stay because it's the best for our sons but not for me?
- Or would she be left alone or converted as a martyr to the cause of achieving a work-family balance?
- On one extreme, we may decide to play the martyr -- to keep quiet and endure great pains so as not to create a scene or disrupt others.
- But she has that martyr complex… Sometimes she's like a walking children's book.
- He seemed to embrace the role of the free-speech martyr.
- I did say it would curtail my daytime internet surfing, adopting the air of a martyr to the communal good.
1to be martyred — sufrir el martirio
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