In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1apisonadora feminineaplanadora feminine Latin Americabefore noun steamroller tactics — tácticas dictatoriales / avasalladoras
- But I also hope that, god forbid, if their magazine against all odds becomes a financial success, their love of books and concern for writers isn't crushed out by some corporate steamroller.
- But he came in here and he was flattened like a bit of bread under a steamroller.
- A lot of people have fought hard to save the schools but the ruling group had made its mind up a long time ago and there was no way we could stop the steamroller.
- I protested, but she ran me over with the efficiency of a steamroller.
- America is the steamroller of modernity, and its forcing the Europeans to adapt.
- The ensuing battle stopped the German steamroller and laid the foundation for what would become years of stalemated, bloody trench warfare.
- The story is a steamroller, flattening everything in order to make its ‘big ironic point’.
- It is prepared to push on and roll over things like a steamroller.
- He was a steamroller at guard, but now he's playing a new position.
- Yat-Kha's music is a hypnotic mix of rock and folk, played on electric guitars and traditional Tuvan instruments, which one critic described as ‘not unlike having a steamroller driven over your head’.
- I reach behind me and feel my lower back, where it had felt like I'd been run over by a steamroller repeatedly.
- This technology is coming like a turbo steamroller.
- Lyn never actually saw this fight, but she saw Marco the day after, and he would have looked better if a steamroller had crushed him.
- In the First, the Russian steamroller, after initial advances, was put into reverse; in the Second, the Red Army, after severe setbacks, advanced into the centre of Europe.
- Telling my parents ‘No’ is like talking to a steamroller: they don't listen, and insist on plowing you over or dragging you along whether you like it or not.
- He's got an ego the size of Ecuador, bad hair, ugly glasses and the kind of ambition that grinds up underlings and flattens more decent people than a steamroller at a Peter, Paul and Mary concert.
- This is hardly the place to rehearse the errors and elisions in his original article, or the way it allows its thesis like a steamroller to flatten the facts.
- Rather than being a preordained victory for a Prussian steamroller, the war was a fascinating and uncertain contest between two rival military systems.
- I record the Opposition's gratitude for the role that the Clerk and his office played in holding back the steamroller of the executive.
- Yet neither his words nor the progressive education movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s could stop the political steamroller of testing.
1(flatten)(road/tarmac) apisonar(road/tarmac) aplanar
3they steamrollered the plan through the committee — aplastando a la oposición, hicieron que la comisión aprobara el plan
- to steamroller sb into sth/ -ing
- he tried to steamroller us into (making) a quick decision — quiso obligarnos / forzarnos a tomar una decisión rápida
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