In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Christarmar un Cristo — to kick up / create a fuss informal
- con el Cristo en la boca — with one's heart in one's mouth
- Cristo y la madre — everyone and his brother
- donde Cristo dio las tres voces / perdió la gorra / la alpargata — (en un lugar lejano) miles away
- hasta verte Cristo mío — down the hatch!
- hecho un Cristo
- se puso/iba hecho un Cristo — he got/he was absolutely filthy / in a real mess
- cuando acabaron con él estaba hecho un Cristo — he was in a real mess by the time they'd finished with him
- ni Cristo
- ni Cristo entiende / no hay Cristo que entienda su letra — absolutely nobody can understand her handwriting
- poner a algn como un Cristo — to call sb every name under the sun
- todo Cristo — absolutely everyone
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