In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be skint — estar pato Southern Cone informal
- By that, I mean we were too skint to really do anything.
- ‘I wasn't going to play this season because I was skint,’ said Shaw.
- You have a lot of money in October, then come March you're skint again.
- With lager prices having risen 160% in 10 years, is it any wonder they're skint?
- Being students, we were always skint and wanted the easiest, most flexible, and most profitable form of income we could get.
- And he doesn't mind taking on the job when I'm skint.
- Due to reckless recent shiny gadget business acquisitions, I'm completely skint.
- Laura, currently on placement at Salford's Hope Hospital, said: ‘I'm a skint student.’
- ‘We were always skint before,’ Rowley says of the days before the band got signed.
- We have had a very bad election result, we are effectively skint, our activists are discouraged and our membership is falling.
- ‘He knew I was skint, so he asked if I wanted to come and work in this place for eight hours a day,’ recalls Hemphill.
- A thief had to empty his pockets out in the court dock to prove he was skint.
- I was so skint I couldn't even get the kids anything for Christmas.
- And what about women who can't afford to pay and have low pain thresholds - do they just lie there screaming in agony because they are skint?
- I had previously owned a mustard-coloured Maxi and hated it, but I was so skint I found myself buying another one.
- Some suggest that Jackson is so skint that last year he was forced to cough up a $2 million diamond watch as collateral for a bank loan.
- But loads of skint people from the estates around here use it, and it's creaming off cash from them.
- Whenever you go to the council asking for new books and equipment they say they are skint but they can find money for this kind of thing.
- But the worst time to be on Oxford Street is when you are skint and are shopping for someone else.
- After years spent as a skint student with only a few pounds to my name, I learnt to sniff out the best deals behind the bar.
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