Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Exert oneself to the utmost to achieve something:‘he had to break his neck to make Price's work look good’
- ‘But tonight showed the contrast between a guy who's finished his agenda and a guy who's breaking his neck to implement a new agenda.’
- ‘I support this, although I wouldn't break my neck to fight for it.’
- ‘I am beginning to feel out of step because I'm not breaking my neck to grow my business.’
- ‘I'm afraid I've lost a bit of respect for the people I've been breaking my neck to represent.’
- ‘You do not seem to enjoy being in their company, even though Natasha breaks her neck to make you comfortable.’
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.