Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
verb[NO OBJECT]usually as noun overeating
Eat too much.‘the effect of overeating is weight gain’
eat too much, be greedy, eat like a horse, gorge, gorge oneself, overindulge, overindulge oneself, surfeit, guzzle, feastView synonyms
- ‘Moreover, foods rich in fat are delicious and easily lead to overeating.’
- ‘The sense of danger which occurs when you do not overeat feels greater than the suffering you experience because you are overeating.’
- ‘A bowl of healthy soup gives you the biggest value for your caloric buck and keeps you from overeating during your main course.’
- ‘Overeaters Anonymous differentiates normal eating from overeating, and encourages abstinence from overeating.’
- ‘She then found herself afflicted by a syndrome that has affected many of her peers - a round of dieting and overeating.’
- ‘That was the only night I really felt close to overeating, partly because of the champagne and wine we drank.’
- ‘In fact, the principal eating disorder in the United Kingdom today is overeating.’
- ‘And parental absence also means that lots of kids sit at home or in an after-hours care program overeating.’
- ‘Avoid overeating and drinking alcohol on the flight.’
- ‘The team also drew a few guffaws locally when their coach, a Quebecois named Yves Boily, told the media his team was overeating.’
- ‘Many other factors conspired to make overeating acceptable and increase people's waistlines.’
- ‘Such research does not tell us anything important about overeating that we didn't already know.’
- ‘Scientists who turned their attention to nutrition in the nineteenth century began to argue against overeating.’
- ‘Notably, heavy alcohol use, overeating, and excessive smoking may also play a part.’
- ‘When the study stopped, they started overeating.’
- ‘A meal in the morning boosts your energy and brainpower, say experts, and can ward off mood swings and overeating later in the day.’
- ‘Seriously restricting food intake, or overeating and then purging, causes levels of vital nutrients in the body to plummet.’
- ‘A denied craving can quickly spiral out of control, leading to bingeing or overeating.’
- ‘To relieve the suffering of indigestion caused by overeating, take three to four hawthorns or drink a cup of hawthorn tea to ease the discomfort.’
- ‘Overweight people often have low self-esteem, easily adopt the role of a failure and even punish themselves by overeating again.’
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.