In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be a pushover — ser un bollo River Plate informal
- But manager Martin Eede knows Folkestone will be no pushovers.
- It also shows how exciting the whole tournament is, and Italy are no pushovers now.
- Punters swapped pints for pushovers to raise more than £1, 400 for the Royal British Legion Steve Roberts Challenge.
- Equally, we know that St Mirren will be no pushovers.
- No climate of mutual respect will be fostered if the Federation is nothing more than a pushover ready to do the administration's bidding whenever asked.
- Most had fresh bruises, which he himself no doubt had inflicted, and looked to be even easier pushovers than before.
- But there are no pushovers and every team will raise their game when they play us, so we have to make sure we are ready for that.
- OK, the visitors are no pushovers, as seen from their second placing in the group and the Germans have not been playing well.
- We had set off without lunch, so we were pushovers.
- And Nigeria will be no pushovers either, but if you were to talk to the two players in the dressing room they feel that they'll make it through.
- It's tempting to dismiss them altogether as pushovers, but I also sympathize with their outsider pathos.
- Her cute, pixie looks will fool many into believing Veronica is a pushover.
- Though they have slipped back in recent years the girls from Model County are far from pushovers and should not be taken for granted.
- Cook, however, reckons the Panthers will be no pushovers.
- Clark knew that UVic would be anything but pushovers.
- Bristol hadn't been defeated in their previous three away matches, so they were never going to be pushovers.
- The standard line, true or not, is that grand juries are such pushovers that a good DA can get an indictment against a ham sandwich.
- ‘The guys know they're no pushovers, but I knew that already, because Scotland always seemed to beat Ireland,’ Joyce confirms.
- Yet Jacques Santini's side, coming off a 1-0 victory in Istanbul, are unlikely to be pushovers.
- It doesn't help that she looks like a complete pushover, her heart-shaped face, blue eyes and perfect Cupid's-bow mouth radiating sweetness and light.
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