In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1my/her old man — mi/su marido
2(boss)the old man — el jefe / patrón
3British datedviejo informal
- Between you and me, old man, I'm glad they got me before it went any further.
- You're fast with them old hands, but you should've stayed in those mountains, old man.
- Is that supposed to make me feel better, old man?
- George smiled and leaned into him and whispered, ‘Tell someone who cares, old man.’
- Life without my scintillating personality just wasn't the same, was it, old man?
- I will be back, old man, and when Francis finds out about this, he'll be with me.
- Well, they are your patrons, old man, so they do have some right to demand work from you.
- When asked by a policeman why he did it he replied, ‘sheer high spirits, old man.’
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