Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A very lucrative commercial activity, regarded as requiring little effort:‘people see music publishing as a licence to print money’
- ‘Being a sexy girl in a soap is a license to print money.’
- ‘A private company, subsidised by the taxpayer, is given a license to print money at our expense.’
- ‘And that's kind of a license to print money - particularly if you're also trying to make your service the definitive place to buy the media products themselves…’
- ‘Everyone and his dog now knows that commercial radio is a licence to print money, and they all want quick bucks.’
- ‘It used to be a license to print money but no more.’
- ‘When exploited properly it's a license to print money, capable of earning its purchase price within a few years.’
- ‘France and the UK are currently engaged in a tussle to see who controls such an agency which promises to become a license to print money for the eventual winner.’
- ‘For awhile, starting an Internet company and taking it public was a license to print money.’
- ‘A liquor license on Whyte Avenue is generally known to be a license to print money.’
- ‘What it's meant is handing over to them a license to print money so that they are awash with profits at the same time as being morally bankrupt.’
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.