Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
not drunk, not intoxicated, clear-headed, as sober as a judgeView synonyms
- ‘It doesn't worry me now if I'm watching people getting drunk, while I'm as sober as a judge.’
- ‘It's funny you guys say that... he was actually sober as a judge there.’
- ‘These are the people who will be sober as a judge (surely a contradiction in terms), will not miss a thing and will remember it all in the morning.’
- ‘I was actually sober as a judge most of the time, just got bit twisted on this particular day.’
- ‘I went to bed at 10:30 last night sober as a judge and slept right through to wake up at 8am this morning feeling terrible.’
- ‘When I saw him at Yankee Stadium, he was as sober as a judge and pitched one of the greatest games of his life.’
- ‘But on this occasion he sounded sober as a judge.’
- ‘Even the Judge could afford a smile when she heard that a defendant, who gave ‘horrid abuse’ to a Garda, was ‘as sober as a judge’ when the incident occurred.’
- ‘He could have been on an awful bender in Phuket, but if he shows up at the gate at the Air Force Base at Butterworth, sober as a judge, with respect, then that is it.’
- ‘And eventually, that sort of thing is a bit counterproductive you see, because you had half a dozen witnesses saying that the captain was sober as a judge, whatever that may mean.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.