In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I should take a night or a day to just stop and vegetate - take a bubble bath or watch a movie - but I haven't been able to bring myself to do so yet.
- We're back, after two weeks of vegetating in Bangalore, in the most beautiful cool weather.
- ‘I'm not sitting and vegetating, I need to get cracking,’ he said.
- Now, he was quite content to work on and draw a fairly respectable salary as an alternative to vegetating on a basic old age pension.
- Not that I read any more or make music or write - I just vegetate in front of the myriad digital channels we now have.
- Instead I was vegetating, bringing the kids home from school, doing crosswords.
- Aunt Lou is still vegetating in Holy Light Nursing Home.
- I didn't want to sit and vegetate in front of the TV so I started the course.
- If I had my druthers, I'd so be staying here for the weekend and just vegetating.
- It was his first competitive action since Royal St George's, following a much-needed break in which he vegetated on the sofa and reacquainted himself with his Rangers season-ticket.
- All you do is vegetate and count the milliseconds until you can go home.
- I've drunk myself stupid at university, I've smoked, and I've vegetated.
- I thought I was faced with vegetating on benefits until pensionable age, but I'm now ready for a new future.
- Joseph prefers to vegetate on a sofa and read his books.
- So I'm going to just vegetate a bit and collapse.
- John was vegetating and getting demotivated because of the lack of work opportunities.
- I work long days, and then tend to vegetate when I'm not working, so I'm always at one of extremes, activity-wise.
- I'm going to vegetate tonight, and then tomorrow I shall transform myself into a super efficient research machine.
- If I don't help him along, he will sit there and vegetate.
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