Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Be of no value or validity despite having been written down:‘his tenancy agreement may not now be worth the paper it's written on’
- ‘He is an advocate of daily ‘to do’ lists, but warns that if a list is not managed correctly it is not worth the paper it's written on.’
- ‘The legislation currently in place is not worth the paper it's written on… you can find out very little about a person that might be a risk,’ she told the Waterford News & Star.’
- ‘Any document that he signs from now on clearly is not worth the paper it's written on.’
- ‘You only have to look at the source of this ‘research’ to realise it's probably not worth the paper it's written on.’
- ‘Everybody emerges with something; the question is whether it is worth the paper it is written on.’
- ‘We refuse to sign some agreement that's probably not worth the paper it's written on.’
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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.