In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be in a no-win situation — estar en una situación sin salida
- The public are left subsidising a loss-making cause to the tune of £600,000 a year and have been committed to a no-win situation.
- Wassill said it was a no-win situation for everyone involved, but also a learning experience, so maybe in the future, similar situations will be better dealt with.
- My producer, John Walker, called it a no-win situation, because if we do a really good job, no one will notice it.
- In other words, Nato was in a no-win situation: if it had done nothing the region would have suffered and having done something it is having to live with the consequences.
- If ever there has been a no-win situation, this is it.
- Such a scenario will put the bank in a no-win situation because it will undoubtedly come in for some fierce criticism from supporters of individual clubs.
- It was a measured response from a leader plunged into a no-win situation by adversaries who had shown themselves fully prepared to give their lives for their cause.
- But I think this is basically a no-win situation.
- It was an impossible, no-win situation for the Patriots under the circumstances.
- It is a no-win situation for poor working women.
- And so in certain ways, they are in kind of a no-win situation.
- For Marie Antoinette, as for Diana, it was a no-win situation, not helped by the fact that she and her feckless husband had difficulty in producing all-important heirs.
- For this reason, you can't help but feel that Plant is in a bit of a no-win situation every time he releases a new record and some of his solo output has been indifferent to say the least.
- This is a no-win situation for workers in Mexico as well as in Asia.
- Mocking your man in public creates a no-win situation.
- Reid was probably placed in a no-win situation.
- Then there is the image problem, a no-win situation.
- All around, it's a no-win situation for the government.
- The fire board have found themselves in a no-win situation.
- It requires a seasoned politician to take advantage of a no-win situation and manipulate circumstances to drive home a point.
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