In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1en masaen mogollón Spain informalen choclón Chile informal
- ‘They turned up about seven and just went in mob-handed,’ said one neighbour who declined to be named.
- For anyone to attack these people mob-handed is inexcusable and the full weight of the law should be brought against them.
- Well, dearly as I love my friends, they are the last people in the world I'd want turning up mob-handed on a date of mine.
- Some people would have marched off mob-handed to settle the score, some people would have gone into hiding and ceased all anti-racism campaigning.
- Scalloped hammerhead sharks are difficult to mistake, and usually seen mob-handed where deep waters meet reef.
- We were committing a lot of players, so if they had the ball we had no cover on second and third phase, and if we had the ball they could defend against us mob-handed.
- These days the police turn up mob-handed for everything, in compliance with health and safety guidelines.
- Our problem is we are the most law-abiding community, the pensioners - we weren't brought up to go mob-handed anywhere.
- There is ample evidence I have seen in the material to give rise to a suspicion of overkill or even a mob-handed approach to the litigation so far as the time spent on the case concerned
- Last August a mob-handed police raid whisked them off without any warning and banged them up behind the barbed wire of the nearest detention centre.
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