In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(wasteful)pródigodespilfarradorto be prodigal with / of sth — despilfarrar algo
- the prodigal son — el hijo pródigo
- Retaining the centralized banking systems that prevail worldwide today with their monstrously prodigal paper instruments is no answer.
- How this will play out, especially given the frequency with which Americans and other prodigal consumers already clog more modern equipment, is one big unknown.
- It is short-sighted and a prodigal use of limited resources.
- It is doubtful if our own rust-bucket Chancellor, with his prodigal handouts, redistributist mania and fiscal incontinence could outdo this supposedly Republican administration.
- Above all, the Executive must curb its own prodigal spending.
- The film revolves around a prodigal father figure, Royal Tenenbaum, played by Gene Hackman auditioning for the Oscars.
- Call me reckless, prodigal even, but I've been spending up big on electricity.
- Poor William of Occam (whose logical razor is supposed to cut out unnecessarily prodigal assumptions) must be turning in his grave at the thought of such a multiplication of entities.
- Team coach Tim Murphy had no doubt that their prodigal first half wastage (they shot ten wides to Ballygunner's two) was critical in determining the outcome.
- This look says that the wearers, whatever they do or say, must be treated like prodigal children rather than responsible adults, and exempts them from all the usual pressures of conformity.
- As Mauss perceptively noted, the gift economy enhances the authority of the most prodigal giver, not of the most aggressive hoarder.
- The Tories are non-starters as a party of government and the Lib Dems aspire to be more prodigal spendthrifts than Gordon Brown.
- Go hard on those sugar farmers, or should I say, go hard on that prodigal federal government.
- On the other hand, Justin's father, the prodigal father, was singing and grooving in $2,000 suits that you know Justin is going to be paying for a week from now.
- His reluctance to utter the word ‘sorry’ in this case might seem odd because Blair used to be notorious for his prodigal use of the apology.
- Nearly everywhere there are signs that the prodigal economy is staggering home from its three-year slough of despond.
- Even the sport most apt to have a prodigal star, tennis, rarely has a 19-year-old dominate in the men's game.
- Jaded by the excesses of a prodigal youth in English society at home and on the Continent, he is at first merely anxious to relieve his ennui by touring the countryside.
- At this point, Leih Tseih reveals his prodigal past to Ku Yum.
- A second concern is the ‘deficit doesn't matter attitude’ being bandied about by certain prodigal U.S. politicians.
- Beside the little plateau a rocky basin of roughly the same shape and dimensions caught the thundering water in its downward rush, tossing it high, splashing and spraying, breezing falling flowers and mist with prodigal liberality.
- Caesar, or Christ, that is the question: the vast, attractive, skeptical world, with its pleasures and ambitions and its prodigal promise, or the meek, majestic, and winning figure of Him of Nazareth?
- The hand is self - addressed as no other organ in the animal kingdom, and it has a prodigal inventiveness permitting choice also unmatched in other living creatures.
- A Danish composer whose catalogue contains almost 700 works, Niels Viggo Bentzon was a dynamic creative artist of prodigal talents.
- As a small boy, Stephen showed few signs of prodigal genius; he was slow to learn to read but liked to take things apart - a way of ‘finding out how the world around me worked’.
- In a book so prodigal of riches one finds, unbelievably, neither an index nor a glossary.
- Nature is prodigal in its approach to fertility (witness the huge number of sperm in any ejaculation), but we no longer need that prodigality.
2formal(lavish)pródigoto be prodigal with / of sth — despilfarrar algo
1formaldespilfarrador masculinedespilfarradora feminine
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