Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Attractive additional features or trimmings.‘the company is putting bells and whistles on its notebook computer’
- ‘You'd think we'd have learnt how all the bells and whistles on our phones worked after that wouldn't you?’
- ‘A young friend of mine got his first autofocus camera the other day - a fairly swish Canon, with quite a few of the bells and whistles.’
- ‘I'm very suspicious of websites that confront you with bells and whistles and all manner of cunning design.’
- ‘It's got so many bells and whistles, it's taking time for me to get used to using it.’
- ‘It has enough bells and whistles to satiate special effects fans, but not too many to cheapen the overall film.’
- ‘If you can live without the latest bells and whistles, then used equipment may be for you.’
- ‘Now most high-end computers cost only two thousand dollars, and these computers have all the bells and whistles.’
- ‘Cut out all the bells and whistles and stick to simple architecture.’
- ‘The whole thing fizzes with furious energy and is more satisfying than plenty of albums with more technical bells and whistles.’
- ‘They want an integrated system with all the bells and whistles of high-end storage as standard features.’
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