In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
intransitive verbtut-tutted, tut-tutting
- Liberals loved it because it made men with guns look like Neanderthals, and conservatives leaped at the chance to tut-tut predictably about the social decay of America.
- In fact, it's all too easy to look at the rubbish piling up around our borough and tut-tut that nothing is being done.
- He took the bait and now you get to tut-tut about his emotional reaction and make sanctimonious statements about ‘art.’
- I'd tut-tut except I find watching surgery intriguing.
- Rubbish is something we tut-tut at when we come across sweet wrappers, fertiliser bags or even a discarded fridge stuck in a roadside ditch.
- Mrs Stokes, a widow and mother of four, says that on the way home she will probably also tut-tut at rubbish in the streets and think it's a shame how many people studiously avoid the eyes of other passers-by.
- I tutted and shook my head and raised my eyebrows a bit which is International Body Language for ‘Who knew?’
- I see other people tutting and staring in the supermarket when he is throwing a tantrum.
- Critics tut-tut that, with their explicit depictions, the statues at Khajuraho and the illustrations in the Kama Sutra are little more than arcane sex manuals.
- I tutted, and realised I sounded like my mother.
- They tut-tut - if only he had a regular coach… if only he practised more… if only he would concentrate… And they are driving him potty.
- They actually gain currency when people tut-tut their nasty little jokes.
- The Germans were rolling their eyeballs and tutting in amazement.
- He rolled his eyes, tutted and walked off again.
- The elderly ladies of the audience were muttering and tutting throughout.
- I just can't believe that in the 21st century people still tut-tut over something that's perfectly natural.
- It was the cry of the 1980s, of self - protectionist Thatcherism, that made the wealthier public tut-tut at the poor's housing instead of resolving to have something done about it.
- Once they do, of course, they will tut-tut about how sad and desperate it all is.
- Labour members tut-tut, and say: ‘Oh well, you know, the Greens are really dominating us on this, and we have to do this because of the Greens.’
- Naturally, being British, I chose not to complain, but instead stood there quietly tutting, sighing, and looking despairingly from my watch to my fellow queuers.
1muestra de desaprobación feminine
- Oh, tut-tut, say the corporate brass, we still have a GM and a PM… it's just that they're no longer based in Austin.
- We expose them, laugh at their mistakes (which often we make too), have cries of loud tut-tuts and generally get our entertainment at their expense.
- Mikey gave me a disapproving tut before he walked off to ask Murdock something.
- This got him some tuts and groans from people in both boats.
- Rix has returned to the fold, if not with open arms, merely with a few tut-tuts from his colleagues.
- We returned to Sam's car to find he had a £30 quid parking ticket… tut!
- I also notice that she's dissing the Neanderthals… tut, tut!
- Every interruption is rightly frowned upon by tennis aficionados who use ridiculous stage-whispered tut-tuts to make their point.
- There were numerous tut-tuts coming from the audience.
- I noticed horses had been using it - tut-tut, it's a footpath not a bridleway.
- Sara attacked the vending machine till it gave her free stuff, among many other loutish behaviour… tut!
- Apart from tut-tuts, I don't recall any concerted attempt to get Jack.
- Nobody complained, which seemed rather hypocritical when you think of the tuts and sighs a ringing mobile induces, and the frosty stares you get if you dare speak on one for more than a couple of minutes.
- But, tut-tut, she has now agreed to a bumper pay packet to become the face of Martini, a once-fashionable alcoholic beverage even though she never touches the hard stuff.
- They put their faces down and give you the ‘silent treatment,’ maybe make a few tut-tuts with their throats.
- The same Pew Research Center survey found - tut-tut - a surge in the intensity of partisan feelings also turned up a decline in cynicism about government.
- Judging by the grimaces and tuts, he has his work cut out.
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