Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A continuous moving band of fabric, rubber, or metal used for transporting objects from one place to another.‘a baggage conveyor belt’‘goods are assembled on a moving conveyor belt’figurative ‘the conveyor belt of education’
band, loop, hoop, thongView synonyms
- ‘She carried on putting her shopping on the conveyor belt.’
- ‘You've only got one prize to pick and you know there are, say, 30 prizes on the conveyor belt.’
- ‘This from a man who has slept on a rubbish-laden conveyor belt in Sweden to prevent the incineration of garbage.’
- ‘Suddenly the academy is not a conveyor belt of brilliance.’
- ‘Rolling up his sleeves, handling tuna on the factory conveyor belt and urging workers on are not beneath this boss.’
- ‘A person had to place his luggage on the conveyor belt before he went through a metal detector.’
- ‘These people get a thrill from watching their items travel down the conveyor belt.’
- ‘One of these ads shows a woman in tight jeans and heels struggling to lift her suitcase off an airport conveyor belt.’
- ‘There is a huge conveyor belt where bottles can be sorted by hand: and a magnet to separate out steel and aluminium cans.’
- ‘As the tunnel is drilled underground, rock will be removed with a conveyor belt and brought back to the surface.’
- ‘I was expected to empty a conveyor belt of pastry cases, discard the dodgy-looking ones and line the others up neatly on baking trays.’
- ‘Frank sees himself as entrenched on the conveyor belt of American industrial agriculture.’
- ‘For some reason this annoys the checkout staff when they find the same items dotted about elsewhere on the conveyor belt a little later on.’
- ‘We are not into churning out pupils like sausages on a conveyor belt.’
- ‘His dining partner said he should think about opening a restaurant that served raw fish on a conveyor belt.’
- ‘There is the sound of grinding metal, but it holds - the conveyor belt has stopped!’
- ‘That means lifting young people off the conveyor belt to crime.’
- ‘When my father and I started to put the goods on the conveyor belt, a friend of the lady serving arrived and they began to talk.’
- ‘Almost 20 years ago, when Meg was winning a Commonwealth title, there was a conveyor belt of Scottish coaches.’
- ‘He stared up at the ceiling and groped absently at the conveyor belt.’
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.