Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1The transfer of a competitor directly to the next round of a competition in the absence of an assigned opponent:‘he has a bye into the second round’
- ‘Where's the justice in eliminating more non-league teams in the qualifying rounds than is necessary, only for league clubs to be given byes in the first round proper of the competition?’
- ‘The top six teams in the field were given byes into the quarter-finals while the bottom four teams must play seeding matches to move on.’
- ‘Nevertheless, each rebounded to win their division and secure first-round byes.’
- ‘With that, college hockey was finally rid of its 12-team format, which awarded byes to the top four teams and a tremendous advantage.’
- ‘And as usual, the main ‘race’ threw up a few appetisers, although the holders were one of the four first round byes.’
- ‘Again, there would be a two-day playoff, but without byes.’
- ‘If the Scots do not win the regular season championship, finishing second is critical, as the top two seeds receive first round byes and semi-final home games.’
- ‘If a knock-out solution takes effect, nine teams would get byes through to the second round, where they would meet the winners of seven drawn ties to create a last 16.’
- ‘Some argue it would take away the huge advantage the top four seeds have from byes and home-field advantage.’
- ‘But nothing says that only one team must skip the first round - you could also give 3 byes in the first round, which will leave you with 13 teams in the second round, or 5 byes or any other odd number.’
- ‘All four teams have fresh legs, thanks to first-round byes followed by the pleasure of playing divisional playoff games at home.’
- ‘The addition of two wild cards in each league would give the top two finishers first-round byes but make the tournament unwieldy.’
- ‘Taking the money into account - as well as the prospect of eliminating byes altogether - a proposal to eventually put 16 teams into the playoffs is probably on the horizon.’
- ‘All 16 seeded players received byes into the second round.’
- ‘If the league is going to add one team per conference, it might as well add two teams per conference and eliminate first-round byes altogether.’
- ‘If the league had 16 playoff teams, byes would be eliminated, and that is very appealing to a cross-section of owners who believe byes give teams unfair advantages.’
- ‘As usual, the four teams who had byes played in the conference title games last year.’
- ‘In the absence of leading seeds with first-round byes, lesser contenders took center stage on opening day.’
- ‘The increase to 16 means the end of first-round byes.’
- ‘In my mind, the road team with the best chance to win is Green Bay, but historically, the week of rest has been a major advantage for teams with byes.’
A run scored from a ball that passes the batsman without being hit (recorded as an extra, not credited to the individual batsman).
- ‘Clark made two stumpings and did not concede many byes, so he may have had a slight grievance.’
- ‘Jones had earlier had a disastrous morning, as he conceded 13 byes before he got down low enough to take the winning catch.’
- ‘Some balls bounced three times before getting to the batsman; others went clean over the wicketkeeper for four byes.’
- ‘His first ball was a no-ball, his second a full-toss, and his third ripped out of the rough for two byes.’
- ‘Cricket, with its googlies, boseys, chinamen, silly legs, byes, sundries - the whole argot - was incomprehensible without deep explanation.’
One or more holes remaining unplayed after a match has been decided.
Mid 16th century (denoting a side issue or incidental matter): from by.
- ‘Okay, James. I'll call her now. Bye’short for goodbye‘Bye for now, Janie!’
- ‘Yeah… it's kind of late, I'm just going to go to bed now, please don't tell my parents, bye!’
- ‘She smacked my shoulder and I smiled, turned, grabbed my bag and said, ‘Well I gotta be off, bye!’’
- ‘‘Alright, bye,’ Nathaniel's grandson said, then leaving the room.’
- ‘When I send email, I always wish it on its way with the little phrase, ‘Wheee, bye!’’
- ‘She flew up the stairs and stopped at the door, ‘Nice to meet - thanks for - have a nice evening, bye!’’
- ‘The people I did get on with have all phoned to say bye, including my one senior ally who thought I should never have been made to do those dreaded phone calls.’
- ‘But, well, I've just finished my exams, so I wanted to say hi, and, well bye.’
- ‘Your dad left an hour ago but he told me to tell you bye.’
- ‘He came to spend the weekend with us and we had a nice time; lots of drinks and dinosaurs (of the model variety) and a chance to say bye.’
- ‘After he said bye, the news lady and I just absolutely lost it.’
- ‘Dad, you have to be safe, but come back home and have a good time and I'll be taking care of mom and the and I just want to say bye.’
- ‘Jerry just kinda stood there, and said, ‘Yeah… well, glad to see everything's good, bye!’’
- ‘‘Yeah, bye, Dan,’ he said as he followed Jenny out the door.’
- ‘We would leave each other and say, see you later or catch up with you later, but it was never bye.’
- ‘You just say excuse me, president business, gotta run, bye.’
- ‘I have decided that I have run out of adjectives or maybe never had any in the first place so bye for now.’
- ‘I've just finished recording it in America and can't wait for you to hear it - it won't be long now… bye!’
- ‘That's all the screen time I'm allowed, okay, bye!’
- ‘But anyway, you've probably got better things to do than listen to me rant, so bye for now.’
- ‘Well, my mom's calling me because we're going to the hospital to visit my grandma, so bye for now, and pray I don't upset her.’
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.