In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(toy)yo-yo masculineto be/go up and down like a yo-yo
- I was up and down like a yo-yo all afternoon — me pasé toda la tarde de arriba para abajo
- the dollar has been going up and down like a yo-yo recently — el dólar ha subido y bajado a lo loco últimamente
- Because the kids will be housed in DannyMart day care, there will be no need for yo-yos, squirt guns and other toys to clutter the shelves.
- A self-identified yo-yo fanatic, he's one of a hundred official Coca-Cola yo-yo collectors in this country.
- It is something like the toy we call a yo-yo: you play with it and make it spin, but there is always a string attached.
- Children's games include kite-flying, spinning tops, yo-yos, and hobbyhorses.
- Like the yo-yo, the hula hoop, and the Mohican haircut, vehicle fads come and go.
- It's like a yo-yo made in China with a string that breaks within 2 seconds of it being unfurled.
- The yo-yos are pretty cool.
- Having arthritis is like having a yo-yo for a body.
- Teams of yo-yo experts came to Australia to demonstrate the toy in the early years and the rest is history.
- Mitchell Wan is one of this rare breed of self-confessed yo-yo fanatics.
2USinformal(idiot)memo masculinemema feminineidiota informal
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