In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1a Walter Mitty character — una soñadora feminine
- Was he a good man or was he a Walter Mitty fantasist?
- She also vented her anger over Downing Street spokesman Tom Brown's description of his resembling a Walter Mitty character.
- Any idea that he was a Walter Mitty character has crumbled.
- Jailing him Judge Charles Wade said: ‘The expression ‘a Walter Mitty lifestyle’ has not been mentioned in this but it seems a reasonable thing for me to say.’
- During his court appearance White's mother described her son as a Walter Mitty character, who created plans in his own mind which had no chance of coming to fruition and which bore no resemblance to reality.
- Mr Kosword QC for Peter Jones compared these to the day dreams of a Walter Mitty.
- Though Grant's writing could be incisive and even belligerent, in manner he was more of a Walter Mitty.
- Did this man whose entire life has been spent as an office worker in dull and colorless businesses in rural Pennsylvania just suddenly have a Walter Mitty fantasy that happened to come true?
- This is not the raising of scenarios by a Walter Mitty amateur detective helping the police.
- The piece of the plan that is reminiscent of a Walter Mitty escapade relates to the proposal to recruit 200 business bankers in Britain within three years.
- ‘He was a bit of a Walter Mitty character,’ said Det Insp Clay.
- ‘Paul was a bit of a Walter Mitty character,’ said Mr Barnes in his statement.
- The lovely Jef writes that my blog ‘has a Walter Mitty quality.’
- Many may of course just dismiss Mike as yet another farang who has come here to retire, and reinvent himself, like a Walter Mitty, as the character of his fanciful dreams.
- McLean, United's former manager and chairman, had previously declared he would never sell his 42% stake to a man he dubbed a Walter Mitty character.
- None of this Walter Mitty posturing especially surprised Schwarzkopf, who points out that he'd already known Cheney as ‘one of the fiercest cold warriors in Congress.’
- Another witness, Neil Smithson, described Barry Trumen as a Walter Mitty character.
- Yet in the report they called him a Walter Mitty character and ignored his intelligence.
- Off the record, that guy probably was a bit of a Walter Mitty / Billy Liar type character.
- John Brown is an out-and-out liar for all the reasons that I see printed in comments before mine, which came to mind as I read this Walter Mitty fantasy.
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