In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- She'd never been a very tidy person; thus the slightly mess apartment.
- Irving, thought by his family at home in Vermont to be obsessively tidy, is a control freak.
- After the third knock a charming and tidy gentleman appeared at the front door.
- I'm sure this doesn't apply to you, because anybody who reads this is probably a considerate and reasonably tidy person.
- If you wore slacks you were almost certainly a member of the golf club, you were neat and tidy and smart, you were destined for a middling job, an early marriage and early middle age.
- She's fabulously sweet to us, and thinks we're very tidy and considerate.
- Box up and stow away any overspill of ornaments and act like an obsessively tidy person, neatly fold and put away until you've exchanged contracts.
- Yet this girl, with a meticulously tidy mother and accountant father, was a walking bomb site who couldn't add up.
- Lydie, a more calm and tidy girl by nature, had graduated at the top of her class back in Mount Lennon.
- He is a small, tidy man with a neat beard and an orange Yves Saint Laurent top.
- It looks like the home of a particularly tidy student.
- And then he decided the reason we aren't living together is because you're tidy and I'm not.
1.1(arranged neatly)(cupboard/room) ordenado(room/cupboard) prolijo River Plate(lawn/garden) bien cuidado(hair) arreglado(hair) cuidadoshe has a tidy mind — es muy metódica
1.2(person) ordenado(person) prolijo River Plate(person) (in appearance) arreglado(person) (in appearance) pulcro
2informal(considerable)(sum/profit) bonito informal(profit/sum) considerable
- For this little upset, she was awarded the tidy sum of £3,500.
- Plus, the money I don't spend on meat will amount to a tidy sum as the years pass.
- He put a tidy amount on at 40-1 and picked up a four-figure sum.
- This tidy sum may be dinner money for many of you high-flyers, but for the rest of us, it would go down a treat.
- They generally look to sell off the businesses between three and five years for a tidy profit.
- At a fiver a head it would have made a tidy sum for some deserving cause.
- The former Biggar player's tidy performance encapsulated the discipline and focus of a side which had a well-constructed gameplan and which stuck to it as well as they have all year.
- The Poker Run of a few weeks ago benefited St. Vincent's Hospital in Mountmellick and raised a very tidy sum with the money still coming in.
- The night is due to be a good one and you never know you might win a tidy sum of money just before Christmas.
- You could join the thieves guild and make quite a tidy bit of money.
- We deferred almost all our household spending for six months and thus earned a tidy amount of extra interest.
- Irvine has made a tidy living as a controversial tabloid editor, columnist and now owner of his Glasgow-based PR company Media House.
- It amounts to the tidy sum of several thousand dollars.
- Helen's father, Francis, sold the winning ticket and he received a tidy sum of €440.
- However, I plan to retire long before then with a tidy income from company and private pensions, ISAs, property and so on.
- At $10 a month per user, that amounts to a tidy sum.
- The Glasgow firm, a world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control units, also made a tidy fortune from millennium parties around the world.
- The seller will be content to depart with a tidy sum as a reward for years spent developing the enterprise.
- Well done to both girls who finished the run in a good time and managed to raise a tidy sum of money in sponsorship for Newry and Mourne Hospice.
- All who attended, not just the winners who walked away with a nice tidy sum of money, had a great night.
- He pocketed quite a tidy sum and left a richer man.
transitive verbtidies, tidied, tidying
1.1US (on chair)antimacasar masculine
1.2British (container)desk/kitchen tidy — organizador para el escritorio/la cocina masculine
2(act)the room needs a tidy — hay que arreglar / ordenar la habitación
- Following the successful cleaning campaign in October last year, a second tidy-up is being organised as part of Earthday on April 22.
- The graveyard looks well after last Sunday's tidy-up - the final one for this year.
- The insides get a tidy-up too, with better seats and improved trim.
- She said people living nearby did their best but they were disappointed that their opportunity for a tidy-up had been spoiled.
- It needs some serious cleaning and a good tidy-up, plus a lot of airing.
- One of her first appeals will be to have the traditional tidy-up done daily by shopkeepers in front of their own premises.
- Several tons of rubbish were cleaned from houses during the tidy-up.
- Rain stopped play on the garage painting project late in the afternoon, so Graham shifted his attention to the inside, doing a major tidy-up on the garage and on his workshop at the back end.
- Yesterday I did a major tidy of the back room, and I mentioned that I intended doing the same for the front room.
- I've collected a few, taken them home and they usually end up in a drawer or get thrown away during the next tidy-up.
- They're in need of an autumn tidy, that's for sure, but it's a job that'll keep Graham busy for no more than half a day, possibly as much as a full day.
- The point is that the heart of our town needs an injection of pride and a total tidy-up.
- It is not that there are any great problems with the house, it just needs a bit of a vac round and a tidy.
- Inside, the car gets a much-needed trim tidy-up, with a redesigned instrument cluster and space for satellite navigation and climate control.
- The money was raised last November, when all the members of the club took part in a sponsored graveyard tidy at St Michael's and All Angel's Church, Haworth.
- Do a quick tidy-up if you want and definitely make sure there are no unfinished jobs that could catch your eye.
- The public in return have asked us to pass on their thanks to the Development Group for co-ordinating and promoting the tidy-up.
- They were taking part in the monthly tidy-up organised by the local Community Association.
- Many parents of teenagers know all about bedrooms needing a good tidy-up, but how many would require a full-scale archaeological dig?
- If you just witter vaguely about a dust-round and tidy-up, you've only yourself to blame if you come home to a grimy cooker.
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