rainbow englannista suomeksi
A wide assortment; a varied multitude.
''a rainbow of possibilities''
''Many electoral promises are rainbows, vanishing soon after poll day.''
A curveball, particularly a slow one.
1911, Francis R. Steel, ''Catching the Rainbow Trout'', in ''The Outing Magazine'', volume 58, page 482:
- Finally, by actual trial, I have found that I can catch more rainbow by using one fly than with a two or three-fly cast.
Made up of several races or ethnicities, or (more broadly) of several cultural or ideological factions.
1994, John Simon, ''Of Dogs, Their Masters, and Others'', in ''New York'' magazine, September 5 1994, page 51:
- That Asian-American actor Thomas Ikeda contributes a pleasingly frantic Panthino would not be considered rainbow enough.
2006, Anthony Summers, Robbyn Swan, ''Sinatra: The Life'', page 246:
- He went along with them because the Pack was a rainbow group — two Italian-Americans, a black man, a Jew (Bishop), and a sometime Englishman (Lawford) — and they were making a point.
2007, Melissa Haussman, Birgit Sauer, ''Gendering the state in the age of globalization'', page 67:
- The 1999 June elections led to a surprise change in the governing coalition from the long-term ruling Christian Democrats to a rainbow group of Greens, Liberals, and Socialists.
2007, Hooson, in a Letter to the Western Mail, 19 June 2007, published in ''Crossing the Rubicon: coalition politics Welsh style'' by John Osmond, page 28:
- (..) it seemed to me to be naive indeed for the Liberal Democrats to believe that they could simply enter into a rainbow alliance against the Labour Government.
(quote-book)|passage=We saw birds and butterflies rainbowing in the sun; lazy lizards crawling in the heat; inguanas blinking on stone wall, with mouth wide open for flies; poisonous snakes, not only carved on walls, but gliding through the grass.