Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A self-important minor official.‘these jumped-up jacks-in-office have too much their own way’
- ‘Well - that isn't democracy, but rule by local busybodies, tribal chiefs and jacks-in-office, plus a scattering of carpetbaggers recently returned from exile and supported by our bayonets.’
- ‘Not only will people pointedly fail to attend your rallies there, but your intrusive business activities will receive notice from new jacks-in-office with amazingly narrow-minded views on what is permissible.’
- ‘I hope this doesn't mean that this jack-in-office is yet another NGO (non-governmental official) who has some kind of ‘right of entry’ - because he's not coming in here.’
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.