In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
informal, trademark, derogatory
1(enterprise/approach) muy poco serio informalinflation has turned their currency into Mickey Mouse money — la inflación ha convertido su moneda en dinero de pacotilla
- You're the most local, the clients live in West Kirby, and it's only a Mickey Mouse job so shouldn't tie you up for too long.
- He refused, and under pressure announced a Mickey Mouse substitute which gives NT police the discretion whether or not to charge a minor for a first offence.
- Forget the marathon when a legal case of Bleak House longevity breaks out over who came third in the underwater shot put of some Mickey Mouse event the rest of us couldn't work up a sweat about.
- The Commissioner must understand that this is serious business and not any Mickey Mouse story.
- We do not want to make this funeral a Mickey Mouse affair so we felt the extra days will give us enough time to make proper arrangements.
- And the birth of a tournament many male scribes described as a Mickey Mouse event.
- They will think that a Mickey Mouse court fouled up, and if they'd been in a US court they'd have seen justice done.
- If we finished at the bottom of the medals table we'd be seen as a Mickey Mouse nation.
- I got into a lot of trouble a few years ago for calling the health board a Mickey Mouse organisation.
- This is not some Mickey Mouse project, it is a legitimate company with people working on it full time.
- When Hendrick was appointed to coach Ireland's cricket team in 1996, many wondered why a former England internationalist wanted to be involved with such a Mickey Mouse team.
- They saw nothing of Scottish football, so they thought I had disappeared to a Mickey Mouse league.
- I was studying for a Mickey Mouse degree: Theatre and Music.
- That is because community work under this Government is being run on a Mickey Mouse basis, where there is no accountability or responsibility whatsoever.
- ‘Let's not do it in a Mickey Mouse fashion which has been so much a part of fishery policies in this country in the past,’ he said.
- None of these polls is a Mickey Mouse poll - all are done by reputable polling companies and all with decent samples - Nielsen has 1400 people, Morgan 1300 and Newspoll 1700.
- And when you're working for a Mickey Mouse organization, it's a small budget, too.
- I think why waste a trip to go over there and treat it like a Mickey Mouse game.
- They are treating Leeds as if it is some Mickey Mouse branch line to a couple of locals sitting on a milk churn.
- It seems fair to say that Leeds-Bradford remains a Mickey Mouse airport compared to the newer Liverpool Airport.
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