Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Postpone consideration of or action on:‘a planned test of the new ale has been back-burnered’
- ‘You could increase your dividend payout, or you could invest in those productivity programs that you've back-burnered for the past couple of years.’
- ‘Given this film's story - being a working mother yourself and baying been at one point a working wife - have you ever felt that pressure to back-burner your own career to deal more with your family?’
- ‘It's an appalling admission, but if certain people ask me to do something, and it's not my job or I don't deem it important, it gets back-burnered.’
- ‘The board back-burnered David's plans for making Chase a global bank.’
1970s: from the phrase on the back burner.
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.