In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1informalprepotenteavasalladordon't be so pushy — no avasalles
- a pushy salesman — un vendedor agresivo
- a pushy careerist — un trepador
- There they stand, head and shoulders above all others, some aggressive and pushy, others large and showy.
- No doubt she managed to do it without seeming pushy or offensive.
- For many of us, these words describe someone who is ambitious-and maybe even pushy.
- How could it not when Cuff is a pushy, overbearing writer for The Globe and Mail?
- Once home educators were dismissed as either hippies or pushy middle class parents living vicariously through their offspring.
- I crave that definitive strategy created by pushy parents, by ambitious teachers.
- She is ambitious but too pushy even for parliamentary circles.
- You want to advertise as much as possible for yourself without being too pushy or offensive.
- I am not a pushy tourist, or even American, for that matter, but I thought the man had some nerve.
- Customer service at this shack included a classy belch and the most obnoxious and pushy service of the night.
- There are arrogant, pushy experts in every area of ‘popular culture’ these days.
- About his future, he is rather pushy and choosy at the same time.
- His letter was just so nice and so simple, not pushy or anything.
- But pushy Michael somehow convinces them to turn off the sound and starts banging on an old upright piano.
- She really wanted to know what happened but she didn't want to seem so obnoxious and pushy about it.
- Adding that third oxygen atom makes ozone a very pushy and highly obnoxious little molecule.
- She's pushy, arrogant, obnoxious, unbelievably abrasive, and not nearly as cute as she thinks she is.
- BT has introduced new privacy measures to protect punters from annoying phone calls from pushy salespeople.
- I found him to be arrogant, pushy and frankly from the picture he sent me unattractive.
- Maybe it's time we dropped the charade and accepted that we're as brash and pushy as any New York cabbie ever was.
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