Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a project) be disrupted by some circumstance:‘short-term prospects can be blown off course by inflation’
- ‘In a sport where high impact crashes or bikes being blown off course can be disastrous to riders, the elimination of wind and dust is so core to essential design elements as to wonder how it ever got to this?’
- ‘Eddington readily conceded that the company's assumptions may quickly be blown off course.’
- ‘He showed no obvious injury or illness so we can only assume he was disorientated or blown off course, as he was found in an area quite some distance from the nearest known Natterer's roost.’
- ‘The ubiquitous low-cost carrier has seen its strategy blown off course in recent months and last week's results were as bad as feared and a further sign that it will take time for the airline to get back on course.’
- ‘For it is the ease with which the administration is blown off course by the latest whiff of sleaze, misjudgment or scandal that is most dispiriting.’
- ‘Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until we have been stuck, incapacitated, or blown off course for awhile. Plain sailing is pleasant, but you are not going to explore many unknown realms that way.’
- ‘He had his ‘one thing I'd change answer’ all prepared and wasn't about to be blown off course by a questioner's constraints.’
- ‘Not that we should apply any inverted snobbery to an issue that deserves to keep it's focus and not blown off course with arguments about class and status.’
- ‘Feeney's conversion attempt was blown off course.’
- ‘Sometimes heads can drop when that happens but the players proved their character and refused to be blown off course.’
- ‘The conversion was blown off course and the Dalesmen clung onto a two-point lead.’
- ‘This country will not be blown off course by the actions of a handful of extremists or the machinations of outside powers.’
- ‘Many rulers begin with economy drives, but are blown off course.’
- ‘The president's supporters, however, promote the image of him as a resolute leader who will not easily be blown off course, and contrast this with his supposedly flip-flopping opponent.’
- ‘Any building agenda must weather the storms of New York politics, where almost anything can be blown off course.’
- ‘Everything should have been planned a year in advance right down to the celebration party afterwards so we didn't get blown off course.’
- ‘And Mr Brown, bolstered by an increase in National Insurance Contributions, insisted his massive spending plans for schools and hospitals would not be blown off course in the meantime.’
- ‘Where that can be shown to be justified and accurate I can assure them that it will inform our actions but we will not easily be blown off course.’
- ‘Their nightmare is that their best-laid plans for the second term could now be blown off course by a Northumberland pig - fattener's dubious feeding practices.’
- ‘He has been blown off course enough times previously to realise that.’
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.