Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In conflict or at variance.‘his behaviour is at odds with the interests of the company’
in conflict, in disagreement, on bad terms, at cross purposes, at loggerheads, quarrelling, arguing, clashing, at daggers drawn, at each other's throats, at outs, estrangedat variance, not in keeping, out of keeping, out of line, out of step, in opposition, conflicting, clashing, disagreeing, differing, contrary, incompatible, contradictory, inconsistent, irreconcilable, incongruous, discrepantView synonyms
- ‘The architecture demands a kind of display which is at odds with the tone both of the words and of the spirit of the institution.’
- ‘She had felt different and increasingly at odds with her family, in particular her mother Fanny.’
- ‘The intense angst though felt at odds with the surrounding natural tranquil beauty.’
- ‘Even more impressively, he did so while obviously at odds with his swing.’
- ‘He was often at odds with the more liberal wing of the church, having opposed the decision to ordain women bishops.’
- ‘His conversion to the Nation of Islam years later, she said, was at odds with his Baptist upbringing.’
- ‘But conflict resolution in recent decades is at odds with the principled approach.’
- ‘Any other result would have been at odds with the balance of the game.’
- ‘Service withdrawal seems to be entirely at odds with any claim to professionalism at all.’
- ‘That guidance is clearly different from and at odds with the 1972 decision letter.’
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.