In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(suit/dress) hecho a (la) medida
- Young's presented the Steeton youngster with a tailor-made chef's outfit - complete with hat and chequered trousers - to mark his sixth birthday.
- In all the Assemblymen, I haven't seen one sharp dresser, as they all wears very expensive, locally tailor-made suits.
- Sanders was wearing one of his tailor-made outfits - mauve jumper, mauve trousers and matching mauve shoes.
- Al wore a tailor-made suit, the best clothes he had worn in several years.
- Now she and her husband have opened a small store on the island, providing tailor-made clothes, cloth and an ironing service.
- They'll add a touch of class to your new tailor-made suit, of course.
- Phonepha provides a service where tailor-made suits can be made to such exact specifications that creations are generally unique.
- At work he wears tailor-made suits, smart shirts and braces.
- Fabric is the first thing you would pick out for a tailor-made suit, so why not do the same with your ready-to-wear suit?
- He's elegantly dressed in a dark-blue tailor-made suit, the hair on his balding head is neatly trimmed and his voice is deep and mellow.
- He's even picked out what color tailor-made shirt he's going to wear.
- My father was a gambler who wore tailor-made silk suits and Italian shoes and had his fingernails manicured once a week.
- Last year I purchased 5 stylish tailor-made suits and all the pants have pleats.
- As a commodities trader she dressed in tailor-made men's suits.
- Lavish silks, sparkling gems and tailor-made clothes are just some of the items available at a fraction of Irish prices.
- He dressed in tailor-made suits and had a professional air about him.
- That's the beauty of a tailor-made suit; you won't need to have it altered several times before it fits perfectly.
- For the Wake game, all Illinois fans will wear orange, even Weber, who has a tailor-made blazer of that hue.
- Some members who can be fitted with stock items, may choose to purchase fully tailor-made garments, and in these cases, the higher special measurement prices apply.
- Fay bounced up the stairs to try on the tailor-made pink frock-coat he'd picked up that day.
2(perfectly suited)(plan/product) a la medida de sus necesidadesthe job is tailor-made for her — es un trabajo que ni mandado a hacer para ella Latin America
- Small and hard, the offensive Bulgarian midfielder relished physical battles, and so was tailor-made for Scottish football.
- Future developments could also see new gene-based drugs being tailor-made to a person's individual DNA to make them more effective in combating disease.
- This one day programme is tailor-made to provide the best practices and business insights that today's competitive markets demand.
- Checking e-mail is just about tailor-made for this purpose.
- As someone with almost no talent for languages at all, I can testify that the program at Macalester was tailor-made for the study of Russian.
- Its big advantage over mobile phones - which promise the same function - is that it is tailor-made for that purpose.
- The school offers an education that is tailor-made to the needs of each pupil, enabling them to develop confidence and the skills needed to overcome whatever learning problems they may have.
- This form of exercise is tailor-made for women in particular, because it effectively works the hips, buttocks, legs, arms and stomach and burns tremendous body fat.
- The sort of mission with massive logistics involved actually is tailor-made for the military, but it also comes with risks.
- Jill Johnson, who spearheads the award-winning programme, said each course was tailor-made to the trainees' requirements.
- The weather and the soggy pitch were tailor-made for the traditional New Zealand strengths of grinding forward play, and they held the edge throughout in the front five in an unattractive encounter.
- The roles of the kindly professor and Santa Claus were tailor-made for Liam Murphy, whose avuncular presence must have been very reassuring for the children at the outset.
- Reputed software training centres of national and international standards can bring out students whose knowledge will be tailor-made for various applications.
- The evening was exclusively tailor-made for them with games and gifts and the day-long exhaustion died down in no time.
- This course is tailor-made to help those responsible change their behaviour.
- K.S.Mathangan, director, was looking for a face calm and composed but with full of venom inside and he was tailor-made for the role.
- A programme of therapies is tailor-made for each child.
- She has claimed the best actress title at the TV Baftas on three occasions - two for her monologues in Alan Bennett's Talking Heads plays, which were tailor-made for her.
- Situated in the centre of the Barony of Erris, Belmullet lies between the bays of Broadhaven to the north, and Blacksod to the south and is tailor-made for such a festival.
- Training will be tailor-made to cater for the individual woman's needs and can last from a matter of days to up to six months.
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