In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- But the belt clip is plug-ugly and poorly designed and oversized - what happened, it seems to have been made and fitted by a different company?
- Okay, so you are not plug-ugly and you don't find it impossible to lure women into your dizzying orbit, but just what is it about you that turns out to be so utterly repellent?
- He has gone off for good with that plug-ugly researcher.
- Gone were her cauliflower ears, gone was her pug nose, her squat face had ballooned out, her once squinty eyes were now just slits in her plug-ugly face.
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- The filmmakers' desire to create an unstuffy, modern version of the Renaissance monarch merely turns him into a boorish, violent plug-ugly.
- A broad plug-ugly was trying to twist around, shaking and shimmying his forearm caught by her hands.
- Two huge plug-uglies stood on either side of the door, arms folded.
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