Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1An alphabetically arranged handbook; a complete guide to a subject.‘an A to Z of tools’[as modifier] ‘an A–Z guide’
- ‘I will be visiting Jamaica soon, so I have been doing some research about the island of my parents' birth from ‘The A to Z of Jamaican Heritage’ by Olive Senior.’
- ‘Information available includes: an A to Z of services, employment details, harassment and sickness absence policies and financial services.’
- ‘The campaign was launched yesterday in London with 26 NHS workers representing an A to Z of health service careers.’
- ‘There's also an A to Z of food and wine pairings, with a gazetteer, a list of UK wine merchants and vintage tables.’
- ‘To try to plug that gap, a countywide A to Z directory of drug services has been launched containing up-to-date information about all the drug services in Cumbria.’
- ‘It promises to cover the A to Z of filmmaking both behind and in front of the camera.’
- ‘The second part of the A to Z guide will be published on Sunday.’
- ‘Visitors can still access the popular A to Z listing of health topics, browse topics by body location/systems, or use the main Search box.’
- ‘Belatedly, I'll at least try to put together a Horticultural A to Z for you to mark one year in the blogosphere, and possibly a montage of allotment pictures from the past 12 months.’
- ‘It is a practical A to Z of classical technique, with each variation forming its own set exercise.’
- ‘It covers the A to Z of politics from both sides of every issue.’
- ‘Nevertheless, the guide, which attempts to provide an A to Z guide to investment, is educationally enlightening and prompts us to make informed decisions.’
- ‘What we need is a complete A to Z of reasons to be cheerful.’
- ‘A large part of the book is an A to Z health reference guide for mother and baby, and I think that's what people seem to be using the most.’
- ‘The main section of the handbook is an easy-to-use A to Z compendium of ailments and disorders.’
- ‘First under the letter D in my A to Z of food is ‘daube’.’
- ‘This is where they learn all about teamwork, leadership, conflict resolution, success, survival… the A to Z of life in the corporate world.’
- ‘Kind of an A to Z on riding skills and the tactics of competitive cycling.’
- ‘So many new members have joined that we have had to publish an A to Z of revolution, explaining, among other things, who Leon Trotsky was.’
- ‘Our Good Life package also offers a diverting vacation selection for every month of 2004, plus a sophisticated A to Z guide to living well.’
- 1.1A book containing lists and maps of city streets.‘having consulted the A–Z of Greater London, I knew how to get there’
- ‘Since I was supposed to be working, I tried to minimise the time I took to collect it by taking what the Bristol A to Z suggested would be a brisk short cut.’
- ‘Miss Fudge worked out a route for us at the weekend with an A to Z and a piece of pink ribbon.’
- ‘I've used my brain once today, and that was to look up this place on the A to Z.’
- ‘He wasn't from the city of course, so perhaps he had just popped out without the A to Z street map about his person.’
- ‘The restaurant was located in a part of town that most Londoners wouldn't have found armed with an A to Z.’
- ‘A few puzzled tourists stand around, scouring their London A to Zs for alternative routes to their destinations.’
- ‘But luckily, we know that you can get anywhere with the car and an A to Z map.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.