In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(double)to bring in a ringer — sustituir un caballo, coche de carreras etc por otro similar pero capaz de mejor desempeño
- to be a (dead) ringer for sb — ser idéntico a algn
- Nils Hognestad as Desmond is a bit of a ringer for Prince William and manages an impressive degree of bumbling charisma.
- Almost all the actors and actresses in this splendid show are ringers for the historical persons they portray.
- Farmiga, a ringer for a young Faye Dunaway, won an acting award at the close of the festival.
- Would his concentrated attention have anything to do with the fact that she is a striking brunette, considered by some to be a ringer for Monica Lewinsky?
2bell ringercampanero masculinecampanera feminine
- Tremulous, I park my car by the curb and slowly walk up to the front door, knocking the brass ringer.
- The ringer is great - very loud and supplemented with a vibrate.
- In the distance, church bells rang out as a team of ringers sought perfection through incessant practise.
- It was used for gatherings of staff and family at Christmas and New Year, with traditional entertainments provided by the Ackworth mummers and parish hand-bell ringers.
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