In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to have / hold a watching brief — tener un papel de observador
- Our aim has always been to see this building serving the needs of the community so we will carry on with our watching brief.
- Her new baby, which she somehow manages to organise while keeping a watching brief over Clock House and raising three children all under six, is a private practice focusing solely on cosmetic dentistry.
- However, busy (albeit more knowledgeable) doctors will still have time only to advise and keep a watching brief.
- We are here in an advisory position and will keep a watching brief on it.
- We will be keeping a watching brief to make sure Mr Morley keeps to his promise.
- Press and public were not invited to the meeting but representatives of the town council and civic society were allowed to keep a watching brief.
- Surprisingly for a match against two of the three bottom clubs in the Football League, a mini-army of scouts and managers took a watching brief.
- Well, as it stands, we are in the same position we were before, because whilst we are - if you like, we are taking a watching brief of the situation, and seeing how it develops.
- Additions to local law varied according to the government in power, with London as head of the later British Commonwealth keeping a watching brief.
- The Council would continue to keep a watching brief on the hospital and planned a return visit there later in the year.
- The firm thought it wiser to keep a watching brief on its investment in Israel, preferring to stand back and take a pragmatic view.
- While they do monitor currency prices and keep a watching brief on economic announcements, they are usually not the harried souls we see sweating on the big screen.
- While they top the leaderboard, reduced to a watching brief are some of the great names of the game who have won at Augusta in the past.
- It's something we can keep a watching brief on, but at the moment it's not a community safety issue.
- Bob's schoolteacher widow rallied to help out and keep a watching brief.
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