In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1honeydulce como la miel — as sweet as honey
- dejar a algn con la miel en los labios — to snatch sth away from under sb's nose
- miel sobre hojuelas
- es un piso estupendo y además muy barato, miel sobre hojuelas — it's a fantastic apartment and, what's more / better still, it's cheap
- no se hizo la miel para la boca del asno — I'm/you're casting pearls before swine
- no hay miel sin hiel — there's always a catch
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