In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1lío masculinefollón masculine Spain informalto be in a muddle — estar liado / hecho un lío informal
- to get into a muddle — entreverarse
- to get sth into a muddle — liar / enredar algo
- Where does this leave a poet who writes in his own muddles, creates his own errata?
- If we attempt to separate these two according to outer procedures we shall end in a muddle.
- But the bureaucratic muddle began after ministers farmed the project out to the Confederation of Scottish Local Authorities, the umbrella body for councils.
- Buffy moved away from him, her thoughts all in a muddle.
- Shaw, to give him his credit, is trying to sort the muddle out.
- The whole affair was, he insisted, a "muddle rather than a fiddle".
- The four great battles of Cassino brought to a head all the muddles and contradictions of the Italian campaign.
- It is possible, as with most muddles in the world, that the answer lies in history.
- Fast-moving fun for younger viewers, centring on Lizzie Forbes, whose overworked imagination often embroils her in misunderstandings, muddles and miscellaneous mayhem.
- Henry got himself into a hopeless muddle about his sublet offices.
- But Mr Ekins said he thought the Government's transport policy was in a muddle.
- Somehow, expenses muddles are tolerated in the Commons, where it is considered rather indecent to question what members do with their cash.
- They'll quickly realise that their things can't be found in a muddle, or that clothes don't walk to the washing machine on their own.
- True, there were muddles and ostrich-like behaviour.
- Still, I certainly and completely understand why you're all in a muddle.
- Despite the muddles of his campaign, his message won him nearly 49% of the votes.
- Apart from my methodological muddles, what should we make of the oscillations in fossil diversity?
- Talking through teeth gritted against the gelid wind, we converse in a muddle of French, English and Arabic.
- He'd assembled a Catalogue of Printed Books at Middle Hill, but it seemed a hopeless muddle.
- Our patient is crowned king and expected to sort out this delightfully convoluted muddle.
- Most of them were muddles, rather than deliberately murderous delinquencies.
- Firstly, she sorted out a problem I referred to her about muddles with my mum's pension credit.
- Small firms are choking to death in a planning process increasingly marked by bureaucratic muddle and delay.
- She recently had a call from an ex-foster child who said, ‘I've rung to talk to you about my worries and muddles because I could always talk to you.’
- I've had flu since Friday, in a muddle of tissues and lying down, drowsily watching DVDs, and no appetite.
- She dares us to dress down, to strip ourselves of our illusions and to acknowledge that, for most of the time, we live life in a muddle and ‘that every hour contains at least a moment of bewilderment or worse’.
- But the situation is, frankly, in a muddle right now.
- After all, a similar impetus fuelled the expansion of the public libraries and made them what they were before they lost their way in a muddle of video tapes, CDs and computer programs.
- In other hands it would dissolve into a hopeless muddle of ideas.
- Willy-nilly and no doubt unwillingly, he is then drawn into the fight; in an instant the man in the middle has become the man in a muddle and nothing at all has been achieved.
- The mayor is willing to get right in the middle of a bureaucratic muddle - to wade right in and say no to people.
- Npower has now sorted out the muddle, apologised to you and sent you a goodwill payment.
- Here in India, especially in relatively small cities like Dehra Doon, it feels like half magic a lot of the time and the only way to live through the muddles is to be determined to find them funny.
- Even if, like me, you think the polls are often in a muddle, they do tell a consistent story on economic management.
- What often becomes shockingly obvious is that the garden is in a muddle.
- At times it thinks it's a caper movie/thriller and on other occasions it wants to be seen as a comedy, but since it never commits to either approach, it ends up in a muddle.
- He says: ‘Ordinary events got Jennings in a muddle and we can identify with these.’
- It was all well intentioned but that's the old muddle.
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