In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(final payment)pago masculineajuste de cuentas masculine(of debt) liquidación feminine
- Still, as paltry as the pay-offs were, the scandal exposed the hollowness of the ruling party's nationalist rhetoric.
- Are the pay-offs and bribes more important than these boys or putting an end to such nonsense?
- Board members come and go with huge pay-offs and bonuses no matter how successful.
- The pay-offs, remember, come on top of transfer fees and the big wages paid to them.
- He announced his intentions over three months ago and said the pay-off had not influenced his decision.
- Rose is facing an angry backlash from key investors over the £10m pay-offs to departing executives.
- The man spoke with the radiant serenity of those who have, despite the alternative lures and pay-offs, chosen to be a free subject.
- His severance pay-off is believed to have been as much as £83,000.
- No one doubts, however, that it does maintain covert agents and does use monetary pay-offs to gain influence in the country.
- It is reported that this reduction, with all the pay-offs and pensions will cost around USD 1.1 billion.
- As executives are continuing to work at the group, the issue of pay-offs had not arisen last night.
- Two opposition politicians confessed to receiving $10,000 pay-offs under the previous Estrada Government.
- She told delegates times were tough for manufacturing firms and the Government was just as angry as unions about executives receiving huge pay-offs.
- We're expecting him back some time next week and all this talk of pay-offs and what have you is incorrect.
- The idea that he resigned and gets this huge pay-off is disgraceful.
- But, in the absence of unlikely impeachment procedures, a substantial pay-off appears to be the only real option open to the Government to encourage the judge to resign.
- However, they are still refusing to make the final redundancy payments, pay-offs which range from £16,000 to £28,000 each.
- When all the facts came out, though, those contributions were revealed as little more than window dressing, an early ante up for the real bribery and pay-offs.
- If any of these executives are fired, they will expect a big pay-off; but not all pay-offs bring peace of mind.
- The result is that contracts go to those who guarantee pay-offs to the panel members or their ‘owners’.
1.2informal (bribe)soborno masculinecoima feminine Southern Cone informalmordida feminine Mexico informal
- Playing a game boils down to performing an action: this action is based on a strategy that is chosen after the players consider the pay-offs.
- Splitting water to produce molecular oxygen and molecular hydrogen has a big potential payoff.
- So what happens in the final scene isn't really a pay-off.
- Research need not always have a direct pay-off in terms of influencing policy or practice directly.
- Nonetheless, the software delivers the expected payoff.
- The pay-off comes when the table is finally returned to the antique dealer who gets what might be called her just dessert.
- But the biggest pay-off of her improved chemistry grade was her mother getting off her back.
- These films also maintain a presence of God, fate, and karmic pay-offs for the hero's eventual victory.
- Since then, the group has undertaken projects with big pay-offs for patients, nurses, even the public.
- What will be broadcast this weekend is one of his favourites from a year or two back, with an updated introduction and a final pay-off.
- He built the tenderness up slowly and carefully, until its consummation delivered a powerful emotional payoff.
- Did learning the moves have any big pay-off for him in real-life, to help him seduce his own wife?
- Which is a shame, because the final pay-off is worthwhile, and despite all the frustrations I did enjoy it.
- Working towards daily bliss, a little at a time, can have big pay-offs in terms of lasting beauty that stems from deep within you.
- As long as he increases his heart-rate and keeps it that way for 30 to 40 minutes, the pay-off over time will be enormous.
1.3informal (benefit)compensación femininebeneficios masculine
2US informal(climax of story)desenlace masculinethe payoff was my car wouldn't start either — el broche de oro fue que mi coche tampoco quiso arrancar
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