In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to give sb/get short shrift
- they 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
- He does not give short shrift to the slavery issue.
- Hansen said his people are still given short shrift.
- Such speculation gets short shrift from Michael Henderson.
- Will the networks continue to give short shrift to the international stories so prized by the globetrotting correspondent?
- But Leonard, who travelled to New Zealand in 1993 and South Africa four years ago, gives the men in suits short shrift.
- Such behaviour can only receive short shrift to the fruit of democracy Zambians have only just started enjoying.
- But are they being too ‘liberal’ in their attitudes - to the extent of giving short shrift to their mother tongue?
- Woodward also gave short shrift to the rumoured spat between Larder and O'Sullivan.
- Fishman gives short shrift to any sentimental notion of a unified Jewish community.
- In 1986, crime victims got short shrift from the justice system.
- Quite a few of them, especially the officers who represented the military elite, hated the Bolsheviks because they saw them as giving short shrift to the state.
- A few thought I gave short shrift to the value of biodiversity in medicine.
- Antiwar sentiments, however vague, were given short shrift.
- Each character has his or her own painful story, and none are given short shrift in this treatment.
- In general, philosophy, history, and policy got short shrift in teacher-preparation courses, the paper said.
- But these got short shrift in Luxembourg last Wednesday.
- Are arguments about the First Amendment getting short shrift?
- Foundation hospitals were given short shrift.
- But the downside is sometimes we give short shrift to everything else.
- That way, the neighbor won't be expecting an endorsement, and the opponent won't fear he will be given short shrift.
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