In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1spanhandspanha crecido casi un palmo — she's grown several inches
- un palmo de tierra — a small plot of land
- palmo a palmo — little by little
- (con minuciosidad) recorrer el estado palmo a palmo — to travel the length and breadth of the state
- rastrear la zona palmo a palmo — to search every inch of the area
- conocer algo palmo a palmo — to know sth like the back of one's hand
- dejar a algn con un palmo de narices — to take the wind out of sb's sails
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