Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Don't be too confident in anticipating success or good fortune before it is certain.‘I wouldn't count your chickens—I've agreed to sign the contract but that's all I've agreed to’
- ‘He was feeling better, but didn't want to count his chickens.’
- ‘We are feeling positive but not counting any chickens.’
- ‘I am reluctant to count any chickens before they're hatched, so I will make no predictions, but I will let you all know as soon as anything happens.’
- ‘He is scheduled to be the next chairman of the council and, although he does not want to count his chickens before they are hatched, is rationalising his commitments.’
- ‘I'm not sure we're ready to throw out names just yet, only because we don't want to count our chickens before they hatch.’
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Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.