In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1out on a drinking spree — de juerga informal
- he went on a spending spree — salió a gastar dinero a lo loco
- they went on a killing spree — salieron a matar a todo el que se les pusiera por delante
- Since then, the company has gone on a massive shopping spree, acquiring and building some 14 different packaging and processing plants and dairies.
- Outside the movie theaters, a similar drinking spree was taking place.
- Or is this all some crazy convoluted crime spree by a local lunatic?
- The subsequent killing spree accounts for the fates of many of the minor characters.
- Well, Leela, you'd wind up going on a killing spree.
- Gangsters used to be criminals who took off on crime sprees and lived to be hunted by the law.
- My nationwide shopping spree focused on the latter.
- To that end, he hooks up with a thug who provides him with a gun and an opportunity to fuel a spree of mayhem.
- We became friends, and went on a shopping spree in Oxford Street.
- There they trade, with relish, tales of their killing sprees.
- Shortly after their killing spree, we notice John is having trouble sleeping, and he begins to look more and more haggard.
- Together they embark on a high-class crime spree across Europe.
- At a press conference, a police spokesman spoke of the alleged crime spree as being clearly provoked and not really worth prosecution.
- The result is a spree of robberies, culminating in ‘one last big job.’
- In 1957 Charlie, then 19, went on a killing spree.
- Were they really on a hiring spree since October?
- Imagine my surprise, then, when I happened upon this compilation album, during a recent shopping spree around London's record shops.
- The tabloid wants evidence of who's behind the crime spree.
- Visitors at the store could also register for a $2,500 shopping spree and other in-store giveaways.
- One rationale behind the buying spree was to be able to offer different products to different market segments.
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