In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1informal(sth offputting)it's a real turnoff — te quita las ganas informal
- It seems the habit has become the biggest single sexual turn-off for 18 to 35-year-olds in the South West.
- His crooked yellow teeth are a complete turn-off.
- His false bravado is an instant turn-off for her.
- Site counters are normally a turn-off for me - along with all the advertising buttons and webring code that people put on their home pages - but this site has a rather clever musical one.
- The main protest group, from interstate, was permitted to camp on Crown Land near the turn-off of Hatt Road, which leads to the base, from the Stuart Highway.
- From there, join the A66, staying on the road until the turn-off for the A135 / Yarm appears.
- The three-vehicle smash, on the southbound carriageway between the A127 turn-off and junction 30 at Lakeside, claimed the life of a driver from Grays.
- A little way along the A35, approaching the Redbridge turn-off, the two lanes merged into one.
- Cars are just about coming to a halt as they crawl along the bit of road near the turn-off to Thorburn Terrace.
- There are quite a few turn-offs along that road.
- Officers set up diversions at the A1 roundabout, the nearby Hessay turn-off and the junction of the A59 with the York ring road.
- Police in New Zealand say he may have become lost and missed the turn-off to a shelter he was due to spend the night in.
- Signage on roads is terrible - coming just after you've missed the turn-off.
- A player informed me that he missed his turn-off on the M25 and had to go all the way round again.
- Cal drove to work, nearly missing the turn-off into the gym.
- It is gratifying to know that I provided much amusement to motorists as I attempted to tack my way to the Milner Road turn-off.
- From the turn-off to the Bulugha River mouth, the road continues past the turn-off to Cintsa West.
- Eversham was behind the wheel of his Rover when the accident happened as he was moving up behind a Mercedes on the B4632 Broadway to Cheltenham road near the Laverton turn-off.
- Coming up to the roundabout at the turn-off for Cheltenham, there was a large yellow warning sign: ‘Low Bridge Ahead’.
- He glanced up in time to see his own turn-off, but some synapse failed to fire, and he drove right on past it.
- A little further south a turn-off from the Interstate is signposted to the ‘Trail of Purple Hearts’.
- The accident happened near a turn-off for Halton East and the village of Embsay, near Skipton, where the family lives.
- The turn-off should be around here somewhere.
- She drove out into the street and on to the main road, where she traveled to the turn-off and parked a few minutes later.
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