Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Be a source of great pleasure to:‘meat and drink to me, this life is!’
2Be a customary matter for:‘the commercial market-research business that is meat and drink to most pollsters’
- ‘Such a takeover would be meat and drink to leveraged buyout merchants like Valentia or e-Island consortia.’
- ‘This task you have set is meat and drink to me, Silver, let me be.’
- ‘That would be meat and drink to a side of Drighlington's standing.’
- ‘The large number of statistics will, of course, be meat and drink to the Formula One fanboys at which this tome is mainly targeted.’
- ‘Conclusions like this will be meat and drink to undergraduates.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.