In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1desordenadamentesin orden ni conciertoclothes were thrown pell-mell into suitcases — habían metido ropa en las maletas desordenadamente / sin orden ni concierto
- they rushed pell-mell into the sea — corrieron en tropel hacia el mar
- His cuirassiers plunged into the thick of the fray at once, driving the Swedes pell-mell back across the ditch and road.
- Behind the marked turnaround: pell-mell economic growth, an ultra-easy monetary policy, and a bank lending boom.
- She ran down the stairs, chasing the rat with a marble pell-mell.
- Bernard embarked on pell-mell international expansion, building strong operations across the rest of Europe, Asia and Latin America.
- Even groups that we have admired are now in pell-mell cowardly retreat.
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