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 red-faced with shame — tener la cara colorada de vergüenza
- their refusal has left the President red-faced — su negativa ha dejado en evidencia al Presidente
- Television cameras exposed the errors, viewers were aghast and the sport's officials were left red-faced.
- As many as 4,000 of the 100,000 calls made each year are from red-faced motorists who left the keys in their cars.
- The slightly red-faced compère lifted one glamorous rose after another and grinned for the cameras.
- When he returned, red-faced, he reported that she had done the same thing to him.
- Each time he'd forget the sequence and need to be reminded; each time it left him red-faced and tired.
- We were surrounded by hungry, sweaty, red-faced men finishing their lunch, not very reassuring.
- Police chiefs were red-faced yesterday after their road safety trailer rolled backwards down a hill and smashed into a shop.
- Royal Mail bosses were left red-faced after two letters apologising about a customer's missing mail were lost in the post.
- A red-faced Mr Rose, 48, admitted there had been a mix-up and that he felt embarrassed about the situation.
- The incidents left officials at both airlines red-faced in issuing apologies.
- A red-faced dad accidentally threw away his wife's family heirlooms and found them after hours rummaging through a rubbish dump!
- I returned to the kitchen red-faced and so angry my hands shook as I put the groceries away.
- A few minutes later he returned, red-faced, to check which wine I had ordered.
- A red-faced couple were forced to drive to Hadleigh fire station after the handcuffs they had put on got stuck.
- That was Thomas, I realised, looking over the plump, red-faced infant spread out uncomfortably all over my chair.
- Sarah has emptied a bucket of blocks in front of the television and Ruth is on her back on the floor, red-faced, screaming.
- A stranger may appear from nowhere to embrace you, leaving you red-faced.
- The red-faced youth quickly dug into his pocket much to the amusement of the conductor.
- He came over to me, red-faced, explained what had happened, apologised profusely, and went to fetch his manager.
- I'm totally impressed by the level of skill that's required and am red-faced at my lack of knowledge prior to Saturday.
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