In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Militarymisión feminineto make a sally into enemy territory — hacer una incursión en territorio enemigo
- Jonathan laughed at that sally more than any of us; he has changed, and the Tory party ought to have recognised that.
- To each sally Lilí responded in kind, with squeals.
- Michael furiously takes down all the witty sallies and asides, converting the evening into his next gay play, and, hopefully, a success.
- In response to each new sally of witticism, the Indians would break into uncontrollable fits of merriment.
- The show was certainly a lively, fast-moving, hilarious affair salted with quick-firing sallies of naval wit and wisdom.
2informal(trip, excursion)salida feminineescapada feminine
3(verbal)salida feminineagudeza feminine
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