In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The housewife of Jaffna, being thrifty, makes minimum use of ingredients to turn out simple, wholesome fare.
- I'm cheap (or rather thrifty and money smart), but a lot of cultures don't tip.
- She named an amount of money for this service which my thrifty husband felt was ridiculous.
- She is very resourceful and thrifty, but her face is always expressionless, except for an occasional look of fear.
- O-lan is plain looking, dull, and slow, but she is hard working, thrifty, and resourceful.
- The movement started in 2002 in Spain, where thrifty followers staged choreographed shopping-mall stunts like looting clothes from one store and returning them to another or wearing them back for flash fashion shows.
- Maggie Thatcher wasn't a politician, but an ordinary thrifty housewife who had somehow become Prime Minister.
- He saw the saga of another thrifty and resourceful people who had thrown off the imperial yoke - of Spain, in this case - in the name of liberty.
- The result also reveals that kids from more well-off families tend to spend their money lavishly while those whose parents are unemployed are more thrifty.
- The cash-strapped collegian or the thrifty housewife would certainly understand this logic.
- People who save see others as wasteful while people who spend see others as thrifty.
- More expensive water will provide an incentive to be more thrifty in how it is used.
- Despite meagre wages she had been thrifty and had saved money towards going to Chiang Mai University, gaining her teaching degree in 1976.
- Being thrifty with his money is not something the Bond star is renowned for.
- If people tend to be thrifty and to save their money, there is no guarantee that the money saved will be invested to further the economic prosperity of the country.
- Living on imported food was not a thrifty way to spend money.
- So even thrifty patients are joining the ranks of the one-fifth of Americans who currently cannot afford what their doctors prescribe and are forced to skip doses, or entire prescriptions, in order to make ends meet.
- Needle skills were admired in ladies of leisure - matrons of means, nuns, and thrifty housewives - but not in women who had to support themselves.
- ‘Through the years we were very thrifty and spent and invested wisely,’ she says.
- The Scout Law declares a Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
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