In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in answering)evasivas feminine
2(in procedures)obstrucción femininebloqueo masculine
- Here were two young reporters who brought down an administration by their doggedness, cutting through the stonewall.
- ‘No comment,’ says Smeaton, the only time in several days he resorts to a stonewall.
- Anyway, the investigators interviewed the guards and ran into the usual stonewall.
- But when the journalist politely quizzed Barry about his pay - whether he felt it complied with the recent sentiment about corporate accountability, and whether he felt earned it - all we got was a stonewall.
3BritishSporttáctica del cerrojo femininecerrojo masculine
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