In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the sales staff are overstretched — los vendedores están trabajando al máximo
- the already overstretched education system … — el sistema educativo, cuyos recursos ya no dan más de sí …
- the epidemic overstretched the country's medical system — la epidemia realmente puso a prueba el sistema de salud pública del país
- It is madness to cut the infantry at a time when they are already overstretched.
- Senior Liberal Democrats feel the new intake should not be overstretched or exposed to too much pressure while they bed in, so the MPs are unlikely to take frontline roles.
- The scale of the looming disaster also places a massive burden on already overstretched relief agencies reeling from famines in southern Africa and chaos in Afghanistan.
- When they said they wanted to keep me on, it was a half-truth: we have projects that are underperforming, staff that are overstretched and losing someone who's bringing in money wouldn't be a good thing right now.
- We have a prosecution service in which that is not happening as often as it should because it is overstretched.
- The dilapidated facilities and overstretched editorial staff prove how illusory this prediction was.
- The Royal College of Nursing Scotland survey of more than 4,000 of its members, however, revealed that nurses believe they are overstretched to a dangerous level.
- Cats from their own county already overstretch both these facilities.
- The latest Walkabout club is yet another burden on the already overstretched emergency and public services.
- ‘All these jobs are valuable to us but our volunteers are overstretched and as it is more important that our telephone lines are kept open these jobs sometimes get lost,’ said Mrs Smith.
- I know the police are overstretched but I don't think they leave the investigation of attempted murders to cack-handed private investigators.
- An unnamed worker said this week resources were overstretched, countywide ambulance cover was critically low and workers were becoming demoralised by a relentless stream of government statistics.
- The service has been overstretched, placing undue pressure on members and this, coupled with the inequality of pay, has forced them to take action.
- Unions said they are extremely worried that the ‘drastic cuts’ would affect health service, and warned it would put already overstretched staff under more strain.
- Russell added that he feared the opera might have overstretched itself financially by committing to a complete production of Wagner's four-part Ring Cycle.
- Pain clinics are overstretched, waiting lists ridiculously long, and many consultants who run them read the BMJ.
- We are already overstretched and all these people moving in are just going to make the problem worse.
- The clash of the two events, which will both cause major security headaches for the already overstretched Lothian and Borders Police, has led to calls for the force to be given more cash to help with the pressures of policing the capital.
- Government plans which could result in the children of failed asylum seekers being placed in council care could lead to more problems for Southend's already overstretched social services, it was claimed today.
- Facilities that were already underfunded and overstretched are now at breaking point.
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