In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1regañina femininerapapolvo masculine Spain informalcafé masculine Southern Cone informalto give sb a wigging — regañar a algn
- No fund manager is going to get a wigging from the FSA, still less a belting fine, by buying and holding gilts.
- Grewcock appeared to be lucky to receive only a wigging.
- He might suspect the young Briton could pull a political stunt by giving him a wigging.
- You said that she probably gives him a wigging now and then: that is particularly apposite when one considers her courtroom persona, from both sides of the bench.
- Neil gets a wigging for non-publication of a favourable review.
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