In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1in the twinkling of an eye — en un santiamén informal
- In a twinkling, the ball was swept to the onrushing Kieran Lewis.
- Our fears that learners would starve was wiped out in a twinkling of an eye.
- They stand there, radiating photons of goodwill, and despite yourself, you beam back, and the world, in a twinkling, changes.
- But like all one-day matches, a brilliant catch or run out, or a fast innings can change matters in a twinkling and today's match should be no exception.
- They switch between parts in a twinkling, and alternate savvily between lead singers and backup.
- And, in a twinkling, the two largest girls had joined hands and made a sedan-chair for Tate, and the entire party was hurrying on after Jenny.
- The Seagulls had three goals on the board in a twinkling, running to an 18-point lead before the Rebels finally scored just before the break.
- He could flip in a twinkling.
- In a twinkling, the broad, tall figure was reduced to thin, glassy shards that dissolved in the air.
- But in a twinkling Tipp had wiped it out.
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