In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(product) fijar un precio excesivo athe food is reasonable, but a little overpriced — la comida no es mala, pero un poco cara para lo que es
- Free downloads are payback for years of record companies and record shops overpricing their product and becoming complacent that people will forever consume it in the same manner.
- ‘There is an allegation here that market-makers are overpricing second hand endowments.’
- Sometimes, the house is overpriced, or there are factors like being on a busy road, that we can't change.
- I have little enthusiasm for soft drinks at the best of times; much less when they're shamelessly overpriced.
- The drinks are overpriced, and the post-work crowd is so upper-middle-class it hurts.
- It offers the best pub style meals in Oxford and proudly sits atop the comfort food throne despite being slightly overpriced.
- They even managed to Google themselves - twice in fact; first, by overpricing the shares; then, through panicky underpricing.
- This shows two things - new builds are outrageously overpriced and the housing bubble burst some time ago.
- Tim pointed out that the wine list was titanically overpriced and deeply unimaginative.
- Mind you, unlike many artists of such renown, his paintings are far from being overpriced.
- Despite being a tad overpriced it is a lovely little apartment.
- Some people love them, others think they are overpriced and worn by fashion victims and posers.
- Ever wonder how Plateau friperies get away with massively overpricing their retro gear?
- Ann ignored the baguettes and sugary cakes, and selected a mince pie which she felt was overpriced at 99p.
- See, the internet cafe is totally overpriced and charges two bucks for a medium coffee.
- Now, a competent, perceptive drinker will immediately remark that hotel bars are overpriced.
- There are second hand shops in Manhattan but they tend to be either overpriced or hard to find.
- Property in the capital is still overpriced, especially at the top end.
- Many attractions are overpriced, poorly staffed and often shut on the day you visit.
- You will get pulled up in a train which ends underground at a cafe serving overpriced junk food.
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As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.