In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1a would-be star/poet — un aspirante a estrella/poeta
- At one bank, the queue of would-be buyers was so long that the bank was forced to extend its opening hours.
- Making too much of a clamor over the issue could send a wrong signal to the business world and would-be investors.
- For all those would-be writers, this is an excellent opportunity to get your story published.
- So, once again, I would caution would-be writers against excessive length.
- These days, the obstacles facing would-be women pilots are more often financial.
- A problem for would-be suitors would be finding further cost-cutting and synergistic benefits.
- They are only following the lead of enterprising would-be gurus in the private sector.
- One other conundrum for the board and would-be investors to contemplate is the question of future leadership.
- Rutan's spaceship may not yet be able to hoist loads into orbit, but it will give the ultimate ride to would-be astronauts.
- The intention is to make St Lucia a household name and give would-be visitors a new island choice.
- It didn't take long to attract the 30 teams needed, and some eager would-be dragon racers had to be turned away.
- The would-be actress started to become aware of the world in a sluggish, heady mist.
- The increases are also forcing more poor would-be students to choose another path.
- This gesture will go a long way in assuring would-be players that their future is safe.
- His comments are a tacit admission that the police cannot protect all women from the attentions of would-be attackers.
- In a world filled with would-be Supermen, he was the one man who would be Clark Kent.
- Knowing that the club would still have a home at which to play would be a massive boost for any would-be investor.
- The big sell-off has been mostly a non-event, though not so much for want of would-be buyers.
- Even a handbag can be used as a barrier when placed between yourself and any would-be attacker.
- And if the club still owned its own ground it would also be a much more attractive proposition to would-be owners.
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