In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1pedestal masculineto knock sb off her/his pedestal — bajarle los humos a algn informal
- to put / set sb on a pedestal — poner a algn en un pedestal
- before noun pedestal lamp — lámpara de pie
- The former world champion bull rider arrived in 1987 from the United States with the kind of reputation that placed him on a pedestal in a place like the Territory.
- Too often our African American heroes and heroines are placed on pedestals - far out of reach.
- ‘Just hope I don't fall off that pedestal you've got me on,’ she muttered under her breath.
- The contest is wide open since Manchester United got knocked off their pedestal by Arsenal last season.
- ‘Of course, if you fail, and you have been put on that pedestal, it is a lot harder because you have further to fall,’ he said.
- No one had the ability to knock him from that pedestal, least of all Todd.
- Anyone have an idea of how to bring myself down from that pedestal?
- There is much to be learned about a culture from those persons whom it places upon pedestals, whom it admires and emulates, whom it calls heroes.
- Only a revolutionary like Guru Nanak could raise a woman to a high pedestal, as early as the 15th century.
- I think that any writer who can attract readers should be honoured and put on a pedestal because we're rapidly becoming post-literate in the United States.
- While Moore did more than any of his contemporaries to inspire a new generation to turn to sculpture, Caro took the art form down from its pedestal and opened up the debate as to what it might or might not be.
- His various incarnations have accorded him iconic status, but his pedestal is not carved from stone.
- I never thought I was a daddy's girl, that I put my father on a pedestal, but it seems I have.
- Young boys invariably put their fathers on a pedestal holding them in some superman-type awe.
- Take what and who you adore and admire off their pedestals.
- The ascension to that pedestal may never happen.
- I felt people were watching me and waiting for me to fall off that pedestal.
- It's an anger that also directed at the nation's sanctimonious sportswriters, who are only too quick and too happy to turn on those players whose pedestals they've invested so much time constructing.
- The one-time village girl from Uduwaka, a one-hour journey from Colombo, is determined to push the Lankans to the pedestal of glory.
- I gave him all the credit for everything and so I had him on a pedestal.
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