Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A source of authority, influence, or support, especially in politics or negotiations.‘the party's power base was confined to one province’
- ‘It would throw off the neocon power base and realign all manner of forces.’
- ‘His party held most of the parliamentary seats and provided the government with its power base.’
- ‘That, in turn, played a key role in weakening the power base of the old political establishment.’
- ‘Originally given an administrative appointment, he used his new position at the heart of the party to build up speedily a personal power base.’
- ‘A royal family held power through links with local leaders, landlords and military figures who had a power base in different areas of the country.’
- ‘Their power base lay in the universities and in the support they received from government.’
- ‘This is an opportunity to undercut its domestic power base and also to curb extremism.’
- ‘They would use their powers to establish a power base for themselves and create a world where those with powers would rule.’
- ‘The diversity of our members is the power base of our organization in achieving our goals.’
- ‘The king's authority had been fatally undermined as the narrow power base of his administration had nothing to fall back on.’
- ‘Particular groups of senior managers re-aligned in order to sustain their power base.’
- ‘If it is set up it will undoubtedly take unto itself many of the powers now exercised by local councils, thus removing local democracy to a distant power base.’
- ‘I do not think we should chastise unions or put a black mark against them because they want to have a stronger power base.’
- ‘They tried to block her getting the party chairmanship, but failed because of her independent power base in the constituency vote.’
- ‘My concern with this is that rural communities are going to be neglected and forgotten by the power base of the urban voter.’
- ‘He had lost a lot of support and his power base was rapidly disappearing.’
- ‘She says the party is losing its traditional power base, as the influence of the farming community declines.’
- ‘As a man in charge of the presidential guard units he sees his authority to enhance his own influence and consolidate his power base.’
- ‘This combined force on Iberia's eastern coast created a new power base in Spain that would help to shape the Peninsula in the centuries to come.’
- ‘The Chancellor does not have a strong power base within his party either.’
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.