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"giant-killing": examples and translations in context
While Kyrgios was grabbing global headlines with his giant-killing run to the Wimbledon quarter-finals, his good mate Kokkinakis was quietly making his own move up the rankings. Alors que Kyrgios été manchettes mondiaux avec sa course géant tuant pour les quarts de finale de Wimbledon, son bon compagnon Kokkinakis a été discrètement fait son propre coup les classements.
The Coupe de France is always full of uncertainty, doubt, surprises, giant-killing runs... Rennes, Lorient and Troyes have already paid the price in the last 64 of the competition. La Coupe de France offre souvent son lot d'incertitudes, de doutes, de surprises, de défis hiérarchiques... Rennes, Lorient et Troyes en ont déjà fait les frais lors de ces 1/32èmes de finale.
But the unassuming Jeanney - polite, quiet and with his delightful family always by his side - is unfazed by the giant-killing task ahead. Mais Jeanney, poli et toujours accompagné de son adorable famille, reste serein, voire candide face à ces Goliaths qui l'attendent sur la piste.
Up-and-coming Czech star Jan Kopecky - who made a name for himself with some giant-killing performances on the World Championship in a Skoda - will drive a Peugeot 207 Super 2000 car on at least the first four rounds of the IRC this year. Cette année, l'édition 2008 du Rallye d'Istanbul accueillera 58 équipages qui ont fait parvenir leur demande d'engagement. Parmi eux, on dénombre de nombreuses Abarth Grande Punto Super 2000 et Peugeot 207 Super 2000, principales animatrices de l'Intercontinental Rally Challenge.
Giant-killing Ghana There was a major shock in store when the knockout phase began, as Ghana pulled off a 1-0 defeat of Japan, the only side to reach the last eight with a 100 per cent record. Coup de tonnerre ghanéen En plus de proposer toujours plus de spectacle, les quarts de finale offraient une surprise de taille.
He didn't like what they became- A giant killing machine. Il n'aima pas ce qu'ils devinrent : une géante machine à tuer.
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