In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sword/blade) de doble filo
- The issue poses a classic two-edged sword that can cut both ways.
- Unfortunately, it is a two-edged sword - much like cancer chemotherapy.
- I think it was a two-edged sword, but I think he would have energized a lot of people who right now are not energized.
- With alcohol, it's kind of a two-edged sword, because alcohol in moderation may actually have some cardiovascular benefits,
- I'm also somewhat concerned too at times about accepting confidential briefings because they're a two-edged sword as well.
- What many of these critics typically overlook, however, is that the power to adapt is a two-edged sword.
- I wholeheartedly agree, and as you point out this is decidedly a two-edged sword.
- But the support can be a two-edged sword: not many candidates like being told what to do by White House advisers who aren't exactly up on the local political scene.
- Medically, blood is a two-edged sword, a transmitter of disease or, by transfusion, a lifesaver.
- As we're seeing in the post-September 11 th world, information is a two-edged sword that can both help and hurt people.
- The strengthening of this bond is a two-edged sword for us veterinarians involved in maintaining the health of precious family members.
- Electric scoring has meant a two-edged sword for fencing.
- Moreover, many of the technological forces that have made creativity such a communal activity are two-edged swords, suppressing individual invention in some ways but freeing and fostering it in others.
- In that sense it is a two-edged sword, because some members of the opposition are just as idle and incompetent as some of those in government.
- Those who have followed the fortunes of the Australian press know that foreign ownership without a real attachment to Australia is a two-edged sword.
- Country-of-origin labeling for beef appears to be a two-edged sword.
- FDA's release of information about medical products can be a two-edged sword, enhancing a product's marketing efforts when positive and doing harm when negative.
- But we recognise that it is a two-edged sword and it is vital that we provide facilities to engage the youths.
- Seen this way, the First Amendment is a two-edged sword that prevents government from inhibiting religious expression, but also limits the scope of religious authority to ecclesiastical affairs.
- Granted that all technology is a two-edged sword, let's make it a reasonably benevolent milestone.
2(argument/compliment) de doble filo
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