In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Britishinformalto be a smasher — estar como un tren Spain informal
- The first studio album for 35 years from one of Britain's most influential blues/rock outfit is a smasher.
- Since David McVicar's 2000 production was such a smasher, Scottish Opera has taken Puccini's Madama Butterfly back on tour, still with many of the original cast.
- The new album features some recent smashers; ‘In The Grind’ and ‘Forsaken Dreams’ and a lot of older classics like ‘Threshold’ and ‘Friday'.
- And they've just launched another smasher in the shape of the prodigious new 807 MPV.
- I saw the picture you sent me, Robbo - he looks a little smasher.
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