In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Our performance on the show this evening was fair to middling, I would say.
- The more disillusioned they became, the less rancor they felt about the present day - which may help to explain the film's middling box-office career.
- Women reply to rich men but, for some reason, men prefer women with middling incomes.
- He followed a line of England managers who had had middling amounts of success but who had never realised the strong ambitions of a nation which yearns for success.
- After the middling and mundane meal, a sub-group is scooting off to see a play around the corner, while several latecomers stay to eat and chat.
- Below that level, it is probable that there was much greater continuity, though we face the predictable problem that the evidence reveals little about the middling ranks of society.
- His satirical little scheme to create a band so manufactured that they didn't actually exist at all (except in cartoon form) could easily have achieved middling success, or flopped entirely.
- Music was meant to be heard through a surreal filter, and without it, the fair to middling material confronting me daily is left painfully naked, bereft of the alchemic powers of those magical elixirs.
- The other candidates were all fair to middling.
- Ireland are no more than a fair to middling international rugby side - and that's when their two world-class players are fit.
- The average Brit spends longer on the job than any other European in return for no more than an average GNP per capita and middling or low wages.
- The essayists are not all British but all of their expositions are measured, well stated summations of a middling to moderately conservative treatment of Paul.
- The public, better employed, with higher incomes, sometimes joined in bemoaning higher taxes which were, in fact, minimally extra on most middling earners.
- And yet, by the end of the century, its economy had declined to occupy a middling rank among Western industrialized nations, with its GDP per head below the average for the European Union.
- But on balance, his season so far is fair to middling.
- It is a culture associated with the middling ranks of Scottish society, with the Scottish universities, and with the clubs, societies, and salons of Edinburgh.
- When we asked folks to rate leaders in various types of organizations, most got middling to poor grades on integrity.
- One is that in the 1980s you find that per capita income growth in the United States was middling.
- As taxi drivers they are fair to middling, but with questionable standards of personal hygiene.
- Rising rents have fed growth, too, but in SPG's regional malls they gained a middling 7% a year on average since 1996.
- The route takes one round the middling slopes rather than over the tops of the low hills, and the surrounding countryside is rolling and gentle, so the feel is of shelter and calm more than distance and drama.
- The source material looks to have been in but middling shape, since the disc shows a fair bit of speckling with scratches and debris noticeable, particularly at the start and at reel changes.
- I thought she would be middling height or lower - not tall.
- Colors are properly saturated and vibrant, black levels are solid, though the sharpness is good to middling.
- For the paranoid fantasists amongst us there's a fair to middling chance that he didn't even leave continental USA.
- Klepp said he stayed in bed so as to ascertain whether his heath was good, middling, or poor.
- We had a feeling it would either go like hot cakes or flop so we ordered a middling amount and we were about right.
- While happy to mingle with aristocracy and royalty, he retained pride in his middling origins, claiming that the name Franklin itself echoed the status of his long line of freeholding ancestors.
- While most people have a middling amount of good and bad luck, some people are lucky or unlucky for extended periods.
- Coming from a family of middling rank, he received little formal education, but soon developed a penchant for self-improvement and an ambition to better himself.
- Forget the middling reviews you may have read previous to this one.
- Perhaps the system will evolve toward a Gaussian distribution, with most people having a middling amount of money, while a few are very poor and a few are rich?
- To say it has been a whirlwind for the 26-year-old would be like saying Franz Ferdinand's year was, well, fair to middling.
- They either need to work or want to work, or both, but for those on middling incomes it is not possible to have lots of babies as well.
- They've always had something more important to attend to - the creation of huge, middling and small fortunes for those who hold power.
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