In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to smarm (all) over sb — darle coba a algn informal
- Luke smarms around her in a glutinous way.
- ‘I am glad to see you after your lamentable performance for the Spain v Ukraine game’ he smarms.
- He could rail and cajole and smarm and pontificate to enthusiastic foreign audiences about the evils of Communism in Angola and then pass the hat.
- This Government smarms all over the place with its little rules and regulations, and the spin that it keeps putting on people.
- Primetime television is to be consolidated into one twenty-five-year-long compendium spreading across a hundred and eighteen channels in forty countries, a media type smarmed earlier.
- He plays smarm well, and his is the most interesting character in the film arguably.
- ‘Wales must be delighted with the way they've hit back at England after the goal,’ he smarmed towards the end of the first half.
- Daria asked as the four of them, seated at the back of the room, watched as Rosaline sketched with great flourishes on a large sketchpad, posing dramatically for the girls sitting around her, cooing and smarming.
- But at least a large proportion of the crowd booed as he smarmed his way onto the rostrum, as was also the case at the Rugby League grand final.
- ‘I'll leave you two for a few moments to decide what you want,’ the man smarmed and then left to go and throw out some poor looking people.
- Harry used to smarm round senior management, but he spoke abruptly to our long-in-the-tooth admin guy; directed him, and the trainees like me, to do his photocopying without a please or thank you.
- He smarmed and sneered his way through his much anticipated new comedy.
- ‘Good afternoon, ladies’, he smarmed, cleansing his throat abruptly, cruising towards the startled snippets of feminine vagary with an outstretched, sinuous hand and an all too courtly demeanour.
- Looking her over carefully, Joe smarmed: ‘Judging from your skin, twenty; your hair, eighteen; and your figure, twenty five.’
- ‘A… uh… word if I may,’ he smarms, sidling into Mission Control.
- All I saw and heard were politically loaded questions with no discernible purpose while the team >smarmed their way through a restricted news content.
- Rob smarmed his way through a ghastly cover of my primary-school favourite song, 1927's ‘If I could.’
1he smarmed his way into her confidence — se ganó su confianza adulándola (or dándole coba etc.)
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