In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(attitude/character/person) mezquino(attitude/character/person) ruin
- The process of going over to gaze at the bookshelves or running mental inventories is, for bibliophiles, roughly the equivalent of the miserly millionaire greedily counting the cash in his vault.
- Old men, conscious that they are about to leave the good things of the world, are grasping and miserly.
- Its consumers have been key engines of global growth, continuing their spendthrift ways even when the rest of the world turned miserly.
- It's something else again to start trying to prevent other men buying flowers for their beloveds, accusing them of not really being in love if they buy them flowers, and trying to make them as miserly as I am.
- It is ridiculous to say that I was being miserly where the Royal British Legion is concerned.
- We may very well find that we are contributing, through this niggardly, miserly provision, to further examples of leaky buildings.
- On the other hand, his wife was a miserly woman who had no interest in feeding hungry street beggars.
- It's because vested interests in the teaching profession are colluding with miserly politicians and ambitious parents to preserve and enhance the privileges they've won for their own offspring.
- Now a miserly spirit holds us in his tight and leathery grip.
- Ruth's great talent and energy really bring the miserly old Ebeneezer Scrooge to life.
- ‘A hundred and forty-five dollars each,’ I squeaked in miserly disbelief.
- He gave a seamless performance of the miserly Dickens character.
- A person of limited means may be generous or have a miserly attitude (although meanness is probably less obvious in the case of the poorer person).
- On top of that, not only do the miserly beggars want the land for free, but they want it exempt from transfer tax.
- Generous peasants might find their farms overcrowded by beggars, whereas more miserly neighbors would profit from the relative quiet and safety thus brought about at no cost to themselves.
- Everyone is expected to squeeze the last nickel out of his operating costs, a miserly attitude the industry has suffered under for close to a decade now.
- In other words, the majority of the top-ten contractors were actually quite miserly in their campaign contributions.
- So if employers were not hiring workers, and if they were miserly when it came to increases in wages and benefits for existing employees, what happened to all the money from the strong economic growth?
- The senator accused the Australian Government of being miserly with its earthquake relief fund.
- When you feel that everyone at the office has noticed your miserly and cheap behavior, start to make them feel guilty about their own extravagances.
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