In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- This is the sound that once had scaredy-cats such as me running for cover the length and breadth of the nation.
- ‘I'm not a scaredy-cat,’ she protested, pouting slightly.
- In addition to being a scaredy-cat, I am also a celebrity gossip fan, so I am reproducing several of the more eye-catching ones here for you.
- I was a bit of a scaredy-cat when it came to storms.
- Of course, being the scaredy-cats we were, we tried to avoid meeting our classmates.
- ‘Some of the scaredy-cats sprint right to Danielle to be on her team because they know she'll handle it,’ says Manning.
- In the grubby gaze and glare of publicity, the ACT members run like scaredy-cats - like the scared hares that they are.
- You were a scaredy-cat, there's no doubt about it, naa.
- ‘If you're such a scaredy-cat, why don't you leave with the rest of them,’ she suggested.
- I don't mean to be a scaredy-cat, but the high board is high… really high.
- ‘Talk about a couple of scaredy-cats!’ he said, ‘Afraid of a little thunder!’
- Despite what scaredy-cats decry as a wacko platform, he hasn't managed his campaign with incompetence.
- Apparently European consumers will readily discard excess packaging at the till, but I'm too much of a scaredy-cat.
- He needed to stand up for himself, be more outgoing, and stop being such a scaredy-cat.
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