In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1feminine sogamasculine dogalmasculine lazothe noose was already around his neck — ya estaba con la soga al cuello
- to put a noose around one's own neck, to put one's head in a noose — firmar su sentencia de muerte
- They were enjoying their best spell of the game on 62 minutes, tightening the noose around Ashton when United broke and a shot thundered into Joe McMahon's arm from point-blank range.
- The tidal wave of public spending has delivered some better roads, but it has not eased the gridlock that grips the capital city and, increasingly, tightens a noose around towns and cities around the country.
- This is another small step to close the noose on cheaters.
- But it appears from this case that the noose is tightening by stealth.
- It's a malevolent money noose that is tightening just as the festive season's bells and lights are beginning to chime and shine.
- With the noose tightening around humanity's neck, the good ship Switchblade Honey is dispatched behind enemy lines, with a simple remit: strike hard, strike fast, and keep moving.
- I will be leaving the noose of the Internet very shortly.
- His lavish past has left its mark financially, and the creditors are now tightening the metaphorical noose.
- I don't think marriage has to be this noose around your neck.
- He can barely pay the recently increased rent from his pension money, but there seems no way out of this noose.
- How many businesses will want to spend money making their own nooses?
- In an interview yesterday, he agreed the noose was tightening.
- And have you noticed, if you're a male office worker you also get to wear your own personal noose around your neck.
- They feel the noose being tightened and they know that we have the military means to crush them.
- They're drawing the noose around their own necks!
- We will be patient and continue to draw the noose tighter and tighter.
- It's a classic tale: Small-town boy moves to the big city to throw off the noose of repression and take a walk on the wild side.
- The dialogue alternatingly sparkles or darkens as various nooses, comic or otherwise, steadily tighten.
- The noose is tightening on him.
- As he feels the noose tightening, Whitlock finds himself in a race against the clock to uncover the mysteries surrounding the deaths and maintain his innocence.
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