In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the idea's nothing short of absurd — la idea cae de lleno en lo absurdo
- the consequences would be nothing short of disastrous — las consecuencias no serían ni más ni menos que desastrosas
1it would be nothing short of a miracle — sería un verdadero / un auténtico milagro
- nothing short of a miracle can save us now — solo un milagro nos puede salvar
- it would be nothing short of disastrous — no sería ni más ni menos que un desastre
- nothing short of a full apology will satisfy him — solo con una disculpa como Dios manda se quedará satisfecho
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