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 pally with sb — tener amistad con algn
- you're pally with Sue, aren't you? — eres muy amiga de Sue ¿no?
- he's very pally with the boss — está íntimo con el jefe
- Vikram was quite pally with whoever got to meet him.
- There's a lot of managers who are pally with the players, but he's not like that.
- Whatever are the reasons, the police being pally with the public surely makes for a strange spectacle!
- He puts a pally arm around you and gives you the thumbs up when the band starts playing, saying: ‘How good is this?
- It takes a while for players to get to know each other and get pally.
- Into the fray steps a candidate once very pally with the incumbent Liberal Party but then opting to run on an independent ticket due to strong differences of opinion.
- She actually seems believable when she is being very sisterly with a young coffee vendor, or when she is being pally with the lady constable.
- Nearly two in five of women in a long-term relationship were happy to dance with a stranger while nearly a third said their friends were more than happy to get pally with groups of lads.
- The two are as pally in real life as they are in the movie.
- Fred, 81, said: ‘We met in Egypt and got a bit pally, we went around a bit together.’
- He is not pally, he is too great to be brought down to our level.
- Politicians who want to be both vile and pally earn my contempt.
- They preferred the pally familiarity of Kelly, with her thick fringe, boxy business suits, glasses and the voice that could saw wood.
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