In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1they gave him short shrift when he suggested it — lo echaron con cajas destempladas cuando lo sugirió
- she gave the advisers' recommendations short shrift — desestimó / desechó de plano las recomendaciones de los asesores
- the idea got short shrift — la idea fue desestimada / desechada de plano
- he got short shrift when he asked for extra help — lo echaron con cajas destempladas cuando pidió ayuda adicional
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