In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1US(of clothes)prueba femininedon't buy it without a try-on — no te lo compres sin probártelo
2British informal(trick, pretense)triquiñuela feminine informal
- I sent that opening to the publishers as a try-on, thinking they'd want it changed.
- It is a very crude try-on, and certainly I shall never use it again; but in those days my name was unknown in the hobby, and experienced players will believe anything of a novice.
- We'd all like to not take full responsibility for our actions; is the insanity defence something which is a bit of a try-on?
- In my 20s, however, I topped Isabelle in try-ons.
- But, I think he will agree that a 100 plus was never ever going to be agreed to and was a try-on by the developer which is what they always seem to do.
- This is just a try-on by the EU Commission and others, and we will not put up with it.
- A lot of them are simply try-ons and we soon set the record straight on how we intend to react.
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