In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1in a trice — en un periquete informal
- It was a fast, efficient kill and any suffering would have been over in a trice.
- Why I know at least half-a-dozen who'd file complaints in a trice.
- If only she'd said ‘All right - I'll go to Mass ‘, she'd have been out in a trice.’
- It runs extremely quickly and can appear to vanish in a trice.
- England know the French can turn a game in a trice even when facing a seemingly desperate deficit.
- As before, the facilitator grasped my objection in a trice, and even though I sense that she's inclined to side with the material, she gets it.
- The raspberries have had a good flavour but turn to jam in a trice.
- The driver got out in a trice, and others jumped over to help the girl up.
- Of course, the first silly fly to come anywhere close was now snapped up in a trice.
- The moment the ever-ready police personnel on duty got the order, they were on the door of my quarter in a trice.
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