Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Making more money than is spent buying, operating, or producing something.‘doing up houses and selling them at a profit’
- ‘This legislation sets the tax rates, and the tax rates are paid only when that business is operating at a profit.’
- ‘By some accounts, that was just a reaction by investors who had anticipated the news, bought early and then sold at a profit.’
- ‘The multinationals only came to Britain to service the European market and if they can't sell at a profit, there's not a lot of point in them continuing to invest in Britain.’
- ‘It has the largest number of trains, stations, and long distance travellers, and it operates at a profit.’
- ‘If you then sell it at a profit, the tax will also be advantageous.’
- ‘The management told us before Christmas that we were a little down on the projected budget in the three months to December but the company was still operating at a profit.’
- ‘The pre-school is not a business, but a registered charity, unable to operate at a profit, forbidden to do so under laws governing charities.’
- ‘Brokers, analysts and fund managers around the world spend liberally on research to find hidden gems which they can scoop up cheaply and then sell at a profit.’
- ‘They are doing this to avoid people buying the car as an investment, to sell at a profit while demand is high.’
- ‘The three are alleged to have sold oil rights at a profit.’
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.