Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
watchful, on the lookout, observant, sharp-eyed, keen-eyed, gimlet-eyed, eagle-eyed, hawk-eyed, with eyes like a hawk, with one's eyes open, keeping one's eyes peeled, keeping one's eyes skinned, attentive, paying attention, alert, on the alert, on one's toes, on the qui viveView synonyms
- ‘The young salmon in the Orkla and Sokna rivers are monitored with Argus-eyed vigilance.’
- ‘One peek out the van's window revealed a street corner bristling with army-fatigued, booted, beret capped, and Argus-eyed soldiers, all of them cradling very large automatic weapons and standing their posts with grave purpose.’
- ‘Such Argus-eyed surveillance is now so widespread that criminals on television (and no doubt in what some folks still call real life) cover prying lenses or conduct their malefactions outside photographic range.’
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.