Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An assault in which the victim is kicked repeatedly.‘they gave him a good kicking’
- ‘A few good kickings later I quickly forgot that idea!’
- ‘Fianna Fail has already assumed the crouch position on ground, and is braced for a sound kicking.’
- ‘‘Oh mighty Dwarf,’ Yap began, ‘heroic and delicious Yap has decided to forgive you for all of your hurtful and brutal kickings and abusings.’’
- ‘The politicians came to mix it with the ordinary voters, and they got a kicking.’
- ‘It might seem like a great idea, but giving them a good kicking really isn't the answer.’
- ‘AMD, when given the chance to put the boot in, was a little reluctant to give a good kicking.’
- ‘He threatened to give particular employees the kicking of their lives.’
- ‘I have seen victims of brutal assaults where head kicking has taken place.’
- ‘Shares in World Online have taken a good kicking since it emerged she flogged loads of hers ahead of the float last month.’
- ‘There was no justice about stabbings, beatings with rods and kickings that resulted in one 33-year-old man dying and another being gravely injured, with savage cuts to his neck and body.’
- ‘The military historian delivers the biggest kicking to the traumatologists.’
- ‘People were literally getting serious, serious beating or kickings when they were plasticuffed you're talking broken ribs, punctured lungs sort of thing.’
- ‘Anyone who publishes a report trying to pass off damage in a report as ‘damage’ deserves a kicking.’
- ‘The working class aren't coming in for a kicking as they are traditionally understood, but rather the poor.’
- ‘In its latest round of kickings, the Advertising Standards Authority received complaints about two easynet ads that appeared in the Evening Standard.’
- ‘I sorry but such social deviants cant just squat down anywhere you feel, I may go down there tonight and give them a good kicking.’
- ‘As these neds were giving him a kicking, he says he never felt more alive and didn't care what happened to him.’
- ‘Kids lured into cars and tied up in the boot; suburban kickings on a Saturday night; amateur hitmen hired outside concrete-walled pubs; garage suicides and unwanted gropes.’
- ‘One man's ‘most respected occult books around’ are another man's old hat ripe for a kicking.’
- ‘These included repeated punchings, kickings, beatings with a baseball bat and truncheon, being urinated on and threatened with a syringe and blowtorch.’
Lively and exciting.‘their seriously kicking debut, ‘Paradise’’
in fashion, in vogue, voguish, popular, up to the minute, modern, all the rage, modish, trendsettingView synonyms
- ‘A kicking beat, guitars deftly playing off each other, and a bass line that was pure nous.’
- ‘There's a little bit of Walk Like an Egyptian in there, plus brass stabs, a kicking bassline and a bit played on a Theramin.’
- ‘Well, that was a kicking party…’
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.