Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Be or become so focused that one is able to perform to the best of one's abilities:‘I didn't really get dialled in until the final qualifying session’
- ‘Once you've downshifted your calories, you need only follow these basic guidelines to get your body dialed in for the beach over the next three months.’
- ‘Hudson was also dialled in, scoring 28 points and going six of 10 from the three-point line.’
- ‘We're both dialed in, so to change this successful formula would be a mistake.’
- ‘Anthony was in much better shape than he was two weeks ago at the Atlantic City Pro, but still wasn't as dialed in as several other competitors who appeared to have the edge in terms of conditioning.’
- ‘You mustn't rush into bends too fast because you can drift out but we'll get some great racing once the riders get dialled in.’
- ‘He is known as a streak hitter who, when he does get dialed in, can carry a team on his back.’
- ‘While he has the power to wreak havoc as a three-down lineman, Warren is dialed in only for short stretches, has never developed a lethal counter move to his bull rush and gets fat and lazy.’
- ‘A semifinal bye helped Omond get dialed in for the final against Miller.’
- ‘Without meaning to sound too awful, I don't think that I could really focus in the same way if she was there because you have to be as professional as possible, completely dialled in, if you want to give it your best shot.’
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.