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 outvoted — perder la votación
- the government was outvoted — el gobierno perdió la votación
- you're outvoted, so we're watching the game — has perdido: vamos a ver el partido, que es lo que quiere la mayoría
- The committee Democrats were simply outvoted on the rules change.
- The race would be tight every month, I should imagine, with Republicans and Democrats trying to outvote each other.
- He didn't believe the argument but got outvoted, he said.
- For the Democrats, being outvoted means they are living in a police state.
- If the present rules were retained, the entry of many relatively smaller and economically weak countries would either paralyse the EU completely, or the smaller countries could outvote the larger ones.
- So district councillors, through the casting vote of the chairman, could outvote all other members.
- The use of qualified majority voting in the Council was an obvious constraint: any individual government might be outvoted.
- The meeting turned to farce as Conservatives staged a walkout, having been outvoted on their amendments to the budget.
- She, apparently, also has noticed that I am hopelessly outnumbered and outvoted.
- Germany argued that despite its 80 million population it could be easily outvoted by the 54 votes of Poland and Spain, whose combined population is also 80 million.
- At party congresses, the revisionists, who argued for a reconciliation with the existing social order, were regularly outvoted.
- You only have to outvote, outspend or outshout them.
- If you don't do something now, you're going to be outnumbered and outvoted in your own country.
- Ministers on the council must answer to their national constituencies, but they can easily claim to have been outvoted in Brussels.
- I may be outvoted on that, but at least I will have had the chance to stand up for people who do not get a voice in the workplace.
- Students often feel that their voice really doesn't matter and that they'll be outvoted in matters of municipal politics anyway.
- He demurs, is outflanked and outvoted and finally gives grudging agreement to the match.
- Most of the power stays with the member states, although their representatives can find themselves outvoted on a wider range of issues.
- It seems unlikely that simply being outvoted would deflect them from their path.
- Therefore, the large countries must be given greater influence and be able to outvote a minority of countries by majority decisions.
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