In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(vehículo)trailerremolque para transportar caballos — horsebox British
2(acción)towinghacer algo a remolque — to do sth unwillingly
- todo lo hace a remolque — he does things very reluctantly / unwillingly
- ir a remolque — to be on tow
- nuestro país va a remolque de los demás en materia energética — we lag behind the rest of the world in energy matters
- siempre va a remolque de los demás — she always goes along with what others say/do
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