Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Have just sold or run out of a supply of (something)‘we're fresh out of Stilton’
be without, have need of, be in need of, need, be lacking, require, want, feel the want of, be short of, be deficient in, stand in need of, go without, be bereft of, be deprived of, be low on, be pressed for, not have enough of, be devoid of, have insufficient, cry out forView synonyms
- ‘The only problem with that was Peter was fresh out of inspiration.’
- ‘If you had to check your camera, you likely would have been fresh out of luck on that trip.’
- ‘But after taking a long look at the suspect's eyes and not seeing much spark there, he apologetically explained that he was fresh out of bucks in the till, and would have to go and get some more.’
- ‘He was fresh out of ideas, and his next move could be checkmate.’
- ‘Or you may be fresh out of layout ideas and may glean some inspiration by starting with a basic page.’
- ‘It's possible that he is fresh out of constructive ideas on this subject.’
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.