In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
to be tantamount to
1equivaler ait's tantamount to saying that I'm incompetent — equivale a decir que soy un incompetente
- When he signed up for the army it was tantamount to an admission that reality had intruded on his dream.
- What do you say to those who equate modern art with nihilism and say its very existence is tantamount to the death of art?
- Dare to criticize any of those folks from within the left and it's tantamount to McCarthyism.
- The consequences could have been tantamount to a death sentence.
- Service in the armed forces can be risky, but it is not tantamount to a death sentence.
- You'd be pretty angry if your salary didn't go up in line with inflation each year, because it would be tantamount to a pay cut.
- Going on holiday without a school's permission is tantamount to truancy, said the junior education minister.
- An industry source said the step would be tantamount to declaring war on the US airline industry.
- Relegation is unthinkable and would be tantamount to financial melt-down.
- Forcing a publisher to publish something against their will is tantamount to censorship.
- The report stated that much of what had been done to them was tantamount to genocide.
- Voting against the directors, he was advised, would be tantamount to declaring war.
- Remember, refusal to give a thumb print is tantamount to a confession.
- Refusing a mortgage applicant can be tantamount to sentencing them to long-term poverty.
- In fact, charging people to use the road would be seen as tantamount to having an admission fee for entry to the town.
- Would alcoholics seek help for their illness if doing so were tantamount to confessing to criminal activity?
- The court held that his action was tantamount to bidding on behalf of the vendor and he classified this as an unlawful act.
- Joining a dating agency has no stigma, it is tantamount to joining a private members' club.
- The argument that giving the parliament limited tax powers would be tantamount to independence is nonsense.
- I remember them being everywhere when I was a nipper and a nettle sting was tantamount to being bitten by a dog.
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