In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1she hates having the children on her hands all day long — detesta tener a los niños a su cuidado todo el día
- I've enough on my hands just now without that as well — tengo ya bastante entre manos como para meterme también en eso
- to have more time on one's hands — tener más tiempo libre
- we've got a problem on our hands — tenemos / se nos presenta un problema
- I think we may have a bestseller on our hands — creo que estamos frente a un posible bestseller
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