In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(severidad)rigor USrigour Britishcon todo el rigor de la ley — with the utmost severity / full rigor of the law
- el rigor de las medidas disciplinarias — the harshness / severity of the disciplinary measures
- el rigor del invierno — the rigors of winter
2(precisión)rigor USrigour Britishrigor científico — scientific rigor
- los criterios se aplicarán con rigor — the criteria will be applied with rigor
- de rigor — usual
- contéstale con la carta de rigor — send him the usual / the standard reply
- los saludos de rigor — the usual greetings
- después de la ceremonia, las fotos de rigor — after the ceremony there were the inevitable / usual / obligatory photos
- en una ocasión así el frac es de rigor — tails are de rigueur / are a must on such an occasion
- en rigor — (estrictamente) strictly speaking
- ser el rigor de las desdichas — to be very unfortunate
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