Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A subtle distinction between two concepts or situations.‘there's a fine line between humour and inappropriateness’‘the president has been treading a fine line on immigration’
- ‘In promoting free trade, Mr Bush walks a fine line.’
- ‘In Riyadh, the absolute monarchy of Saudi Arabia walks a fine line to maintain power.’
- ‘Each of them knows he walks a fine line.’
- ‘They are treading a fine line, risking bookings over mundane issues like throw-ins.’
- ‘Ward is careful to walk a fine line in describing the weekend.’
- ‘The police walk a fine line on the gang issue.’
- ‘In the Social Security debate, Democrats are walking a fine line.’
- ‘Educators at public schools near polygamous communities walk a fine line to encourage children from plural marriages to attend school.’
- ‘Critics say the airport must walk a fine line in its quest for revenue.’
- ‘He told Olson he had to tread a fine line of neutrality.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.