In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(machine) bien engrasado
- Anthony is as lean and fit as his stockmen and they work together like a well-oiled machine, mustering the cattle through today's weaning, weighing and dipping with practiced ease.
- Our fulfillment and phone order operations are already a well-oiled machine.
- Current management thinking largely assumes that a well functioning organisation is akin to a well oiled machine.
- Few argue that it always works like a smooth, well-oiled machine.
- But in general, this operating environment is a well-oiled machine.
- I want to run this organisation like a well-oiled machine, so these things need to be in place, ‘he said.’
- Like a well-oiled machine, the organisers had collated details and created a database on the would-be grooms and brides.
- The briefing went smoothly as a well-oiled machine; everyone knew their jobs and capabilities.
- Around here, gossip is a well-oiled machine, traveling at mind-boggling speeds, and this is just one more thing that I will not miss about the place.
- I have played in games where it was a sheer pleasure because my team operated like a well-oiled machine.
- Her Parent Advisory Committee is dominated by French-immersion parents and, she said, the group operates like a well-oiled machine.
- It has created an efficient media outfit, its party organisation runs like a well-oiled machine.
- You have everything running as smooth as a well oiled machine, as always.
2slang(drunk)como una cuba informal
- Stan waited until the stomachs were full and the audience well oiled before selling the raffle tickets that brought in a bundle for the local Boys Orphanage.
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